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Re: vmware



On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Brian Wellington wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Stephen Adler wrote:
>
> > I know redhat does not support VMware, but I was
> > wondering if anyone has had any luck running it under
> > wolverine. I'm trying to install Windows ms under
> > vmware and I'm getting the following error
> >
> > Feb 28 12:34:54 ssadler kernel: floppy0: disk absent or changed during
> > operation
> > Feb 28 12:34:54 ssadler kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00
> > (floppy), sector 0
> >
> > dumped into /var/log/messages. I'm wondering if this is
> > a 2.4 kernel thing which the folks at vmware need to fix
> > or if this is something someone knows about on the
> > wolverine list.
>
> I haven't tried vmware under wolverine, but I'm pretty sure the above
> messages are harmless.  I see them often when running vmware on various RH
> 6.2 and 7.0 boxes when there's no floppy in the drive.  If there is a
> floppy in the drive, it could be a real problem.
>
> Brian

IIRC, windows polls the floppy/cdrom(s) constantly to detect disk changes.
If there's no disk in the drive, linux will log this.

Chris Kloiber





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