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SLES9sp2 boots to grub when installed in VMWare ESX 2.5.3

Hi,

I have installed SLES9sp2 in a VMWare ESX 2.5.3 server and cannot get it to
boot properly. The install worked fine and I got into KDE the first time OK.
I then installed VMWare tools and powered off the VM to change the NIC from
vlance to vmxnet and then it booted to grub> I have also installed SLES9
standard and on its first reboot after the file copy and before the
configuration section does the same thing, boots to grub>. The install will
fail the same way every time I do it. What is going wrong here it seems as
though it has lost some vital grub config info ?

If I edit the install and change the GUI from KDE to GNOME it will boot OK.
But some icons in the menu are not appearing next to the text, if I log in
as root it still asks me to enter a password to run yast and I get SU
timeout error screens when running YAST. After doing an online update,
rebooting and then running YAST it fails looking for a file in a kde folder
(I did not install KDE).

Its a bit of a mess.

Any ideas guys ? The grub problem is most important...


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: SLES9sp2 boots to grub when installed in VMWare ESX 2.5.3

Have you tried SP3? I have done many installed on our esx system without
issue.

Also, be sure to check out:
http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=guestos&file=guestos_susesles9.html

Josh

On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 11:35:07 +0000, gregor wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have installed SLES9sp2 in a VMWare ESX 2.5.3 server and cannot get it
> to boot properly. The install worked fine and I got into KDE the first
> time OK. I then installed VMWare tools and powered off the VM to change
> the NIC from vlance to vmxnet and then it booted to grub> I have also
> installed SLES9 standard and on its first reboot after the file copy and
> before the configuration section does the same thing, boots to grub>. The
> install will fail the same way every time I do it. What is going wrong
> here it seems as though it has lost some vital grub config info ?
>
> If I edit the install and change the GUI from KDE to GNOME it will boot
> OK. But some icons in the menu are not appearing next to the text, if I
> log in as root it still asks me to enter a password to run yast and I get
> SU timeout error screens when running YAST. After doing an online update,
> rebooting and then running YAST it fails looking for a file in a kde
> folder (I did not install KDE).
>
> Its a bit of a mess.
>
> Any ideas guys ? The grub problem is most important...


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: SLES9sp2 boots to grub when installed in VMWare ESX 2.5.3

Changing the boot loader to LILO worked a treat.

"Joshua Bergland" <spam@mrj412.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2006.06.22.13.30.49.933171@mrj412.com...
> Have you tried SP3? I have done many installed on our esx system without
> issue.
>
> Also, be sure to check out:
>

http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=guestos&file=guestos_susesles9.html
>
> Josh
>
> On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 11:35:07 +0000, gregor wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have installed SLES9sp2 in a VMWare ESX 2.5.3 server and cannot get it
> > to boot properly. The install worked fine and I got into KDE the first
> > time OK. I then installed VMWare tools and powered off the VM to change
> > the NIC from vlance to vmxnet and then it booted to grub> I have also
> > installed SLES9 standard and on its first reboot after the file copy and
> > before the configuration section does the same thing, boots to grub>.

The
> > install will fail the same way every time I do it. What is going wrong
> > here it seems as though it has lost some vital grub config info ?
> >
> > If I edit the install and change the GUI from KDE to GNOME it will boot
> > OK. But some icons in the menu are not appearing next to the text, if I
> > log in as root it still asks me to enter a password to run yast and I

get
> > SU timeout error screens when running YAST. After doing an online

update,
> > rebooting and then running YAST it fails looking for a file in a kde
> > folder (I did not install KDE).
> >
> > Its a bit of a mess.
> >
> > Any ideas guys ? The grub problem is most important...

>



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