[CentOS] Re: CentOS 5 Issues Booting Under VMWare

Ashton, Jeremy - Workstream Inc. Jeremy.Ashton at WorkStreamInc.com
Tue Jun 5 18:22:18 UTC 2007

I have used CentOS 5 on both ESX 3 and Vmware Server without issue.
Have you attempted this vmware image on server?  Do you experience the
same issues? 

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Scott Silva
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:26 AM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: [CentOS] Re: CentOS 5 Issues Booting Under VMWare

hkclark at gmail.com spake the following on
6/5/2007 5:19 AM:
> Hi,
> VMWare has been a great tool for me to experiment with CentOS 3 and 
> CentOS 4.  However, I'm running into issues with CentOS 5.  First, it 
> is *extremely* slow to boot (as in it takes over an hour to boot 
> CentOS 5 on a machine that boots CentOS 3 & 4 in less than one 
> minute).  Then, after an hour of slowly watching the messages go by on

> the console and the CPU of the host machine pegged at 100%, I get this
> error:
> VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0) NOT_REACHED 
> F(562):1742 A log file is available in ...
> I have done a "minimal install" of CentOS 5 (all checkboxes in the 
> category/task selection screen are unchecked -- so to X-Windows
> involved) and the virtual machine has 750MB of RAM.  I'm using VMWare 
> Workstation 4.5 and the host OS is Windows XP Pro.  I have not been 
> able to install the VMWare tool since I can't get it to finish 
> booting.
> Has anyone else run into this?  I have seen some discussion on the 
> list about VMWare and CentOS 5, but nothing that seemed to match what 
> I'm running into.
> Thanks,
> Kennedy
I'm doing an install right now. I'll let you know my results.


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