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sudar_fugen
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installing windows 2k3 - error operating system not found

I have created VM and trying to install it from the ISO image file . But after done with the sttings , when i see my console of the VM it says operating system could not found .

Can anyone suggest me what would be the error...

thanks inadvance

sudarsan

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bfent
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It's so fast you may need to restart the VM using the Reset button on the toolbar.

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depping
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did you "tick" the "connect at startup" box for the iso file / cd-rom?

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sudar_fugen
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.....

yes it was ticked on connect at power on

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bfent
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You may need to watch your VM's screen very closely so you will not miss the 'Press any key to boot from the CD-ROM' message (VM's boot very quickly). You will need to quickly click (before this message appears) in the VM's screen area to activate the keyboard for the VM as VMware Tools has not yet been installed.

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depping
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indeed that was my second guess. Smiley Happy

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sudar_fugen
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Hi,

I see only thing on the console is

It is trying to get an ip address from the DHCP ....and Network boot failed

No operating system found

i didn't get any prompt "press any key to continue"

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bfent
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It's so fast you may need to restart the VM using the Reset button on the toolbar.

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RParker
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try using client device instead of mounting ISO directly. The ISO folder needs to be read/write access (yes I know, it makes zero sense, but that's how it works).

If you mount the ISO using datastore ISO, it must have read/write access to it. So if you mounted it as read only, it wont let you boot.

If however you use client device, and click connect (after the VM is started) then mount CD rom iso, everything should be good.

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depping
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Never noticed this that is must me read/write... that's definitely nice to know.

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sudar_fugen
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Hi ,

Thanks man ....it worked

now i am installing my windows 2k3...

thanks a lot man ...

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RParker
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If there is NO os loaded on the local drive, booting from the CD is automatic, since is a boot order . . . .

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