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  • Hi.

    Just want to ask if anyone use Virtual Server 2005 R2 and run Linux VM and got this problem.(And if is there is a solution provided)

     

    OS:

    Windows 2003 R2 Std x32

    Windows 2003 R2 Std x64

    Windows 2008 Std x32

    Windows 2008 Std x64

    Application : MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 (Both x32 and x64)

     

    I was trying to create a Red Hat based linux VM. (Fedora and CentOS) using Virtual Server 2005 R2

     

    When I make fresh install for the linux, sometime the installation program will freeze at starting when the linux installation program starting the SVGA mode

    I've tried mount on physical DVD media or mount an ISO image, also used on different hardware. I found some computer is able install the linux successful,some cannot which will always freeze when the installation program start SVGA mode.(For the computer cannot run a linux VM, I will use VMware Server)

     

    I'd like to know is this a know problem for Virtual Server? And is there a solution for this?

    (Using different VM software makes no difference if there is just only 1 physical server, but more than 1 physical servers use same VM software could make it easier to manage Vhd image and easier to do system transfer between different physical servers).

    2008年11月13日 上午 08:10

解答

  • Dear Customer,

    At this moment, I'd like to suggest you try the following steps to troubleshoot the issue:

     

    1. This issue occurs because Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 does not support large DVDs or large ISO images. The upper limit for a DVD or an ISO image is 4 GB in Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.

     

    The following information for your reference:

    You cannot install Linux on a virtual machine in Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 by using a DVD or an ISO image file that is larger than 4 gigabytes

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953726/en-us

     

    2. Virtual Server 2005 R2 runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) host operating systems. It supports both AMD64 and Intel IA-32e/EM64T (x64) processors.

     

    Note that Virtual Server 2005 R2 does not support Itanium (IA-64) processors. Earlier versions of Virtual Server run on x64-based hardware provided it is running a 32-bit version of a supported host operating system.

    Note that Virtual Server 2005 R2 requires that guest operating systems be 32-bit.

     

    3. This is not supported by VS2005 anyways: It is on the VS2005 FAQ

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/virtualizationfaq.mspx

     

    I appreciate your time and cooperation. If anything is unclear, please feel free to let me know. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Have a nice day.

     

    Sincerely,


    Tom Zhang

     

    2008年11月14日 上午 08:26
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  • Usually, I would suggest to install Linux in console mode.  Then install the Virtual Machine Additions for Linux before starting any applications requires SVGA mode.

     

    2008年11月13日 上午 09:54
  • yea.. I completely use linux in text mode...

     

     

    but the funny thing is the first screen when u install linux go in SVGA mode(or VGA mode, I 'm not sure it's 800x600 or 640x480) and ask you want install linux in graphic mode or text mode...

    That's why I can't install linux VM in some computers.. sounds funny, but it happens

     

    But I never click install Virtual Machine Additions options(Becase some of the computers can run it normally). I'll try that later.

     

    *Note: This problem also happens in Virtual PC

    2008年11月13日 下午 03:58
  • Dear Customer,

    At this moment, I'd like to suggest you try the following steps to troubleshoot the issue:

     

    1. This issue occurs because Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 does not support large DVDs or large ISO images. The upper limit for a DVD or an ISO image is 4 GB in Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.

     

    The following information for your reference:

    You cannot install Linux on a virtual machine in Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 by using a DVD or an ISO image file that is larger than 4 gigabytes

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953726/en-us

     

    2. Virtual Server 2005 R2 runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) host operating systems. It supports both AMD64 and Intel IA-32e/EM64T (x64) processors.

     

    Note that Virtual Server 2005 R2 does not support Itanium (IA-64) processors. Earlier versions of Virtual Server run on x64-based hardware provided it is running a 32-bit version of a supported host operating system.

    Note that Virtual Server 2005 R2 requires that guest operating systems be 32-bit.

     

    3. This is not supported by VS2005 anyways: It is on the VS2005 FAQ

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/virtualizationfaq.mspx

     

    I appreciate your time and cooperation. If anything is unclear, please feel free to let me know. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Have a nice day.

     

    Sincerely,


    Tom Zhang

     

    2008年11月14日 上午 08:26
    版主
  • Dear Customer,

     

    I just wanted to say hi, and to see how things are going. I haven't heard back from you yet and I was wondering if there are any updates on the service request.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Sincerely


    Tom Zhang

     

    2008年11月18日 上午 01:57
    版主
  • We found that the iso is only 2.X GB,  so there should be no ISO too large problem. RAM  is 4GB, also virtual machine addition is not related on this issue becuase it said the VM need to be running to install it.

     

    So we think there could be some internal problem with hardware / OS / virtual server software.

    I'll let post how's going on later.

    2008年11月19日 上午 01:41
  • Dear Customer,

     

    Thank you for your reply. I will be standing by for your update and am happy to be of further assistance.

     

    Sincerely

     

    Tom Zhang

     

    2008年11月25日 上午 02:21
    版主
  • just installed fc10 to play with it before replacing fc9 on my laptop...
    http://picasaweb.google.com/dacbarbos/Screenshots#5273149453348879234

    my
    VS2005 R2 SP1 is running on XP Professional SP2.

    VS works great with Microsoft products but if you want to play with Linux distros I would recommend VBox
    http://www.virtualbox.org/
    2008年11月27日 上午 02:16
  • I forgot to add this link:
    VS 2005 R2, supported guest/host OS
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867572
    2008年11月27日 下午 07:07