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Ubuntu on VMWare with SCSI option,a Mess!

If you are planning to install UBuntu 7.04 on VMware 5.5 with SCSI hard disk option, I would just say you, Halt! otherwise it would make your life mess. Ubuntu 7/04 or previous flavors has issue with ScSI controller on VMWare. Details later. All I tell you that after up gradation of your system, it just corrupt your Grub and even after spending 2 hours online with a German who was connected remotely on SSH, we couldn't solve it at all.


I will try IDE in near future. 

Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:10 PM by kadnan
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Obi Wan said:

Try VMware WS 6.0 . By the way I have worked on VMware products since 4.x and had never such issues.

# August 19, 2007 11:19 PM

kadnan said:

This is not a vmware issue. This seems a bug in Ubuntu itself and it's not functioning properly on SCSI controllers.

# August 20, 2007 12:08 AM

Obi Wan said:

Why do not you try VMTN. By the way company name is VMware(small w)

# August 20, 2007 7:43 AM

kadnan said:

that's a typo obi and yes, I should have tried VMTN but i just got up and saw that packages got upgraded and there was no system crash after reboot so it seems that it's a Ubuntu issue with scsi controllers. I had exexuted apt-get update command in night and it downloaded and installed. Out of 115,nice packages couldn't install due to network reason and those are kernel relted packages. If they get installed fine then it reflects that Ubuntu has issues with VMware if SCSI option is selected.

# August 20, 2007 8:07 AM
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