install HMC 4.5 in vmware
after reading some posts about installing HMC in vmware, i decided to play it on my pc.
I recalled this whole procedure and wrote it down. i hope people who do not have physical hmc can have fun with it.
PC environment -
OS windows xp SP2
vmware - vmware workstation 5.5
install media HMC 4.5 (4 cds) - you can download iso files from here URL ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/recovery_images/
1. install vmware software in your pc.
2. create a new vitual machine with typical mode and you should choose the linux - redhat linux as the virtual machine's OS.
3. assign the cdrom to iso file - HMC_Recovery_V4R5.0_1.iso and boot the VM.
4. follow the promot - push F8 to install a brand new HMC and F1 to start. after the first cd has been install, system will ask for other cds; release the current iso file instead of the next one - HMC_Recovery_V4R5.0_2.iso.
5. hit enter after swap to the HMC_Recovery_v4R5.0_2.iso, VM will reboot automaticlly.
6. install process will ask you if you want to install all additional disks - HMC_Recovery_V4R5.0_3.iso and HMC_Recovery_V4R5.0_4.iso. in my case i installed all four cds.
7. after install all cds, it will ask your a DVDRAM for backup, you can skip this step and go ahead. system will reboot automaticlly again.
8. the VM will go to command-line directly; install vmware-tool in this step.
9. after installing the vmware-tools, you are able to use the HMC gui.
10. enjay it.
1. when you create the VM, you must change the default Vitual disk type from scsi to ide. or you will get this error as following.
Kmod:failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k ide-cd,errno=2
vfs:cannot open root device "hda5" or 03:05
please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic:VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:05
2. during install vmware-tool, you will get this prompt as below.
None of VMware Tools's pre-built vmmemctl modules is suitable for your running
kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmemctl module for your
system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]
in my case, system could not find the C compiler, install has to be stopped manauly and reinstall again with answer "no".
3. all install procedure was very slow and please have patience.
I hope people who are insteresting at this point can find some value.
来自 “ ITPUB博客 ” ，链接：http://blog.itpub.net/7495217/viewspace-989120/，如需转载，请注明出处，否则将追究法律责任。