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sirish007
23rd August 2007, 12:36 PM
I am using Windows XP and i want to install fedora 7 on a virtual machine (Vmware workstation 6 ace manger).
I started booting from my DVD drive in vmware , I started the installation but when i came to partition of the drive I selected the "Create custom layout" it gave a error...

An error has occurred -no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems.Please check your hardware for cause of this problem. :mad:


specifications(virtual machine):---->
RAM:256
Hard Disk:8 GB

jdillick
23rd August 2007, 03:27 PM
I am using Windows XP and i want to install fedora 7 on a virtual machine (Vmware workstation 6 ace manger).
I started booting from my DVD drive in vmware , I started the installation but when i came to partition of the drive I selected the "Create custom layout" it gave a error...

An error has occurred -no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems.Please check your hardware for cause of this problem. :mad:


specifications(virtual machine):---->
RAM:256
Hard Disk:8 GB

What OS did you select as the guest OS when you created the VM?

sirish007
23rd August 2007, 03:34 PM
red hat linux

jdillick
23rd August 2007, 03:45 PM
Can you boot into fedora's rescue mode? To do so (if you don't already know), boot to the installer splash screen and type: linux rescue

Once you get a command prompt, type:
cat /proc/parititions
lspci

let me know what it says.

sirish007
23rd August 2007, 04:05 PM
i am new to linux i dont no nything abt commands

jdillick
23rd August 2007, 04:12 PM
You may want to try recreating the VM again, or selecting a different linux as the guest OS.

JN4OldSchool
23rd August 2007, 04:22 PM
Try editing your drive in vmware from scsi to ide. you may have to just create a new drive.

sirish007
23rd August 2007, 04:31 PM
plz c this
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6207608254627330633&hl=en

jdillick
23rd August 2007, 04:40 PM
plz c this
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6207608254627330633&hl=en

Is this after you tried JN4OldSchool's suggestion?

This simply means that the installer is not detecting the virtual hard drive controller. Switching the virtual hard-drive on that VM from SCSI to IDE may help. I also might recommend you visit the VMware forums. There is a lot of useful info there for getting VMs running with various guest OS's

http://www.vmware.com/community/forum.jspa?forumID=283