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Vmware fusion and Fedora 14 installation

I'm using VMware fusion 3.1.1 on a new imac 27" quad core 16 gig ram computer, and I am trting to install Fedora 14 as a virtual machine, using the fedora DVD i386 version.

Whether I use the ISO image or a DVD based image I get the same error come up.

Running anaconda 14.22 the fedora system installer - please wait

The following error was found while parsing the kickstart configuration file

The following problem occures on line 65 of the kickstart file:

Section does not end with %%end.

Does anyone know what I need to do - in simple newbie terms - how to get the installation to succeed?

I've reported it to bugzilla

who say:

Yes, vmware needs to start putting %end at the end of their kickstart files.

This has been a warning for the past two years, four or five Fedora releases,

and one RHEL release. It is now an error.

So is this a case of Vmware not fixing a known problem?

I'd still like to know if there is a fix I can make.

Thanks

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sysprobs wrote:

Yes, easy install will not work in Fedora 14 with latest VMware product.

I'm sure you would have downloaded correct 32 Bit or 64 Bit versions.

Also, installing VMware tools is problem here, anyhow I have succuessfully installed by using follwoing method.

VMware Tools on Fedora 14

Another way to get everything working in a Fedora 14 installation is to start here: http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/14/Fedora/i386/iso/Fedora-14-i386-DVD.is... which is half way down the page here: http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats. You have to do a manual install since easy install doesn't work. But the trick is that when you are offered the option of a custom install, chose that, then install everything listed in the Developer section. I suspect only a couple of the packages offered are necessary but not being a Linux expert, I don't know which ones. However, installing all the packages provides what the Tools installer is looking for so Tools installation completes and everything I've tried works, including the shared folder.

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It could be the particular distribution you're using. I got mine from "http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/test/14-Beta/Fedora/i386/iso/Fedora-14-Beta-i386-DVD.iso" and installation was not a problem.

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Had exactly the same problem -- I don't think the distro matters, because I got mine from the Fedora site too.

I bypassed it by installing manually, rather than choose the Easy Install option.

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Interesting. With the distro I mentioned, Fusion never offered an Easy Install, so the manual install it defaulted to may have been the real solution.

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Yes, easy install will not work in Fedora 14 with latest VMware product.

I'm sure you would have downloaded correct 32 Bit or 64 Bit versions.

Also, installing VMware tools is problem here, anyhow I have succuessfully installed by using follwoing method.

VMware Tools on Fedora 14

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I've since discovered the solution elsewhere...

So I hope this help you chaps who have invested so much time trying to get this to work

During the Vmware Fusion installations got to settings -> CD's and DVD's-> (here will be two CD/DVD setup) disconnect or unset the cd/dvd whose disc image is autoinst.iso

continue with the installation

Hey Presto it works!

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sysprobs wrote:

Yes, easy install will not work in Fedora 14 with latest VMware product.

I'm sure you would have downloaded correct 32 Bit or 64 Bit versions.

Also, installing VMware tools is problem here, anyhow I have succuessfully installed by using follwoing method.

VMware Tools on Fedora 14

Another way to get everything working in a Fedora 14 installation is to start here: http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/14/Fedora/i386/iso/Fedora-14-i386-DVD.is... which is half way down the page here: http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats. You have to do a manual install since easy install doesn't work. But the trick is that when you are offered the option of a custom install, chose that, then install everything listed in the Developer section. I suspect only a couple of the packages offered are necessary but not being a Linux expert, I don't know which ones. However, installing all the packages provides what the Tools installer is looking for so Tools installation completes and everything I've tried works, including the shared folder.

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