Installing Mint 14 on VMstation

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Installing Mint 14 on VMstation

Postby hamiksu on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:59 am

Hi all,
I'm new to this linux thing and i'v read around websites
saying Linux Mint are kind of for beginners and thats me..

so at the moment, i tried installing on my VMstation (something like a vitual box emulator)

but as soon as I click Start Limnux Mint, it goes to this black screen with this error message at the bottom
PANIC :- early exception and then lots of numbers..

anyone can help me?

now to what I am running.. currently running a windows 7 x64 bit system
download Linus Mint x64 and burn to a CD and trying to run it on my VMstation
to give it a trial run..

so thats it, Thank you in advance
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Re: Installing Mint 14 on VMstation

Postby Gord on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:59 am

hamiksu wrote:i tried installing on my VMstation (something like a vitual box emulator)

but as soon as I click Start Limnux Mint, it goes to this black screen with this error message at the bottom
PANIC :- early exception and then lots of numbers..

Perhaps you might have better luck with VirtualBox itself. (I've never heard of "VMstation". Do you mean "VMware Workstation?)
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Re: Installing Mint 14 on VMstation

Postby hamiksu on Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:28 am

oops. my bad.. yes, I meant Vmworkstation..

well considering I find VM works better as a emulator in general, I would preferred it if I
can avoid the need to use virtual box for this..

thank you.
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Re: Installing Mint 14 on VMstation

Postby Gord on Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:43 am

I use VMware Workstation all the time and I have never had a problem with Linux guests. What version of VMware Workstation are you running?
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Re: Installing Mint 14 on VMstation

Postby hamiksu on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:46 am

I have uploaded two pics..

one shows the version of my VM station

the other shows the error I encountered..

p.s :- U might want to scroll down the black pic to see the error message at the bottom..
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Re: Installing Mint 14 on VMstation

Postby Gord on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:53 am

Your version of VMware Workstation may simply be too old to run Mint 14. The 64-bit version of Mint 14 boots without that error on my copy of VMware Workstation 8 (also on a 64-bit Windows 7 host).
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