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Turbolinux 6.0 Installation Guidelines

Turbolinux 6.0 Installation Guidelines

The easiest method of installing Turbolinux 6.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Turbolinux distribution CD. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD; however, installing Turbolinux 6.0 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well.

Before installing the operating system, be sure that you have already created a new virtual machine and configured it using the New Virtual Machine Wizard (on Windows hosts) or Configuration Wizard (on Linux hosts).

Caution: Do not install Turbolinux 6.0 on a Pentium 4 host.

Note: During the Turbolinux 6.0 installation, a standard VGA16 X server (without support for the VMware Workstation X server) is installed. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine, install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Turbolinux 6.0.

Installation Steps

Installation Steps

  1. Use the VMware Workstation Configuration Editor to verify the virtual machine's devices are set up as you expect before starting the installation. For example, if you would like networking software to be installed during the Turbolinux 6.0 installation process, be sure the virtual machine's Ethernet adapter is enabled and configured. VMware also recommends that you disable the screen saver on the host system before starting the installation process.

  2. Insert the Turbolinux 6.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive on your VMware Workstation host and click the Power On button.

  3. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC, until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps.

  4. In the Configure Video Card screen, select the defaults for the X server.

  5. In the Configure X Server screen, click Skip. You must not configure this X server. When you install VMware Tools, an X server is installed that is optimized for running in your virtual machine.

  6. Finish installing Turbolinux 6.0 as you would on a physical PC.

At this point Turbolinux 6.0 boots and a login screen appears.

VMware Tools

VMware Tools

Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For details, see Installing VMware Tools. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools.

Known Issues

Known Issues

On a Linux host with an XFree86 3.x X server, it is best not to run a screen saver in the guest operating system. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze.

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