Bug 74786 - Graphical installation fails on VMware guest install
Graphical installation fails on VMware guest install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-01 13:13 EDT by Russell Steffen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-01 13:13:55 EDT
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Description Russell Steffen 2002-10-01 13:13:49 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020827

Description of problem:
Attempting to start a graphical install of Red Hat 8 as a guest
OS under VMware fails. The X server stops with the message:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot VMware into Red Hat 8 installer
2. Select graphical installation at the boot menu

Actual Results:  X Server dies with error message after briefly blanking and
the VMware window. The error message left in /tmp/X.log is :

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

Expected Results:  Should have started the X server and continued on through the

Additional info:

The text install seems to work better under VMware, however the text installer
is missing important functionality (like LVM comfiguration).
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-01 14:41:43 EDT
We do not support installation of Red Hat Linux under vmware.

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