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Installing Linux on VMware and No Hard drives found

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Hi Experts,

I'm new at this so any advice is greatly appreciated.... I am running Win Server 2003 Enterprise Edition and have created a virtual machine usiong VMware Workstation 5.5.1.  This is my first time creatng virtual machines and I am trying to install Linux Red Hat As 4 as the guest OS.  I am using a CD to install it.  I get the installations prompts and everything seems to go fine till I get a Warning Messege after selecting the automatic partition option saying:   No Hard drives have been found.  You probably need to manually choose device drivers for the installation to succeed Would you like to select drivers now?  Yes or NO

Opon clicking yes it gives me a list of devices found.  The only device listed is AMD PCnet32.  And I am given the option DOne and Add Device

What should I do?  Thanks!
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by:ravenpl
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Did You configured VM machine with scsi drives? Spare it, reconfigure the VM with IDE drive.
No performance penalty - less problems.
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by:carmenandrea
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How do I go about doing that?  Do you know of helpful links?
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by:ravenpl
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Wait - You don't know how to configure virtual machine under VMWare? I assume You do.
Just configure new VM, it will ask You whether You want SCSI or IDE/ATA drives. Choose the latter.
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by:carmenandrea
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Sorry like I said I'm new to this.  I tried to setup a new virtual machine like you said but was never asked whether I wanted SCSI or IDE/ATA drives.
 
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Then edit current configuration. Remove any hard drives, than add new hard drive. Will ask.
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by:carmenandrea
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In the devices section of the workstation I do see the Hard Disk icon followed by (SCSI 0:0)
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by:carmenandrea
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Cool so I deleted it like you said and got aked when adding a new one!  You rock!
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