Ubuntu & VMWAre

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Tue Sep 28 02:08:28 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 08:39:51PM -0500, Andrew Zbikowski wrote:
> I'm trying to install Ubuntu under vmware (VMWare is running on a
> Debian host.)

What version of VMware? There are rumours of relevant fixes in the 4.5

> So is there a rescue type option in Ubuntu or some other way of
> continuing to stage 2 of the install without grub working?

The current rescue option is to boot from the CD, run through the
installer interface up to the start of the partitioning step (until you
finish partitioning, the installer won't write anything to your hard
disk), press Alt-F2 and enable the second console, mount your installed
system somewhere, and chroot into it.

This will probably be improved in the future.

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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