OT: Ubuntu and VMWare
david at bakody.net
Sat Jun 4 20:25:03 UTC 2005
I have (or had) the same issue. A solution that worked for me was to
download a bootimage disk from:
Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
>On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 10:21 -0400, amigian wrote:
>>Unfortunetly i "need" to use some windoze apps. I now i have the option of
>>dual booting, but i would like to stay within Ubuntu.
>>My problem with VMWare is not VMWare itself. I have it installed and seems
>>to be working properly. My problem is trying to install Win98SE. This
>>version of Win98 has a boot floppy. I can start the Win98 install from the
>>CD, but then gets to a point to reboot and asks that the boot floppy be in
>>the drive. The catch - my machine does not have a floppy drive! Therefore
>>the Win98 install will not reboot.
>>Does anyone know of a way around this? If so, i would really appreciate
>>knowing how. I would love to start using Ubuntu a lot more than i do.
>>Thanks in advance.
>What you can do is make an ISO image of this floppy (on a machine that
>does have a floppy drive, or just plug a floppy drive temporarily on
>your machine), then you can tell VMware to use this ISO instead of using
>a real drive (that you don't have).
>To make the ISO, I think it's just: "dd if=/dev/fd0
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