[CentOS] Centos Virtual Machine 32 bit with 8 GB ram ?

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 18:56:28 EDT 2010


On Sep 14, 2010, at 10:56 AM, Roland RoLaNd <r_o_l_a_n_d at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Crystal clear!
> thank youuuu..!!
> 
> Though another Q if possible..
> 
> i've done the following:
> 
> yum install kernel-pae
> 
> vim /etc/grub.conf
> #outputs the following:
> 
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
> # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> #          root (hd0,0)
> #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
> #          initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/sda
> 
> default=0 #############BOOTING with PAE for additional RAM on 32 bit######
> timeout=1 ###speeding things up######
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> hiddenmenu
> title CentOS (2.6.18-194.11.3.el5PAE)
>         root (hd0,0)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-194.11.3.el5PAE ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.18-194.11.3.el5PAE.img
> title CentOS-base (2.6.18-92.el5)
>         root (hd0,0)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.18-92.el5.img
> 
> 
> After booting, the system hangs on: 
> 
> "Memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) notwithin permissible range" for about 2 to 4 minutes.
> and then continue booting with the following marked as failed:
> 
> 
> 1. Mounting HGFS shared
> 2. VM communication interface
> 3. VM communication interface socket family
> 4. blocking file system
> 5. Virtual printing daemon
> 
> Are there related errors to PAE itself, or is it just that VM tools do not support PAE kernel?

You need to recompile your vmware tools for the new PAE kernel.

-Ross

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