Solaris guest will not run GUI install nor obtain IP from VMware during installation

Posted on 2009-02-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I'm attempting to install Solaris 10 32 bit as a virtual guest on VMware workstation 6.5.1.  Solaris will not obtain an IP from VMware when using NAT or bridged mode upon initial installation? I receive an error "could not contact a dhcp server on the network interface" The interface e1000g0 is mentioned. Any ideas?

While "attempting to configure interface e1000g0" I get "skipped interface e1000g0"?

Another issue is the graphical installer will not run. The xsystem starts up and the cursor is present but it reverts to the console based installer?
Question by:adamshields
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    Don't have any experience of SUN but could it be that it is not working as the VMWare tools for SUN have not been installed in the VM?
    I did a quick search on the Internet and see that there is a VMWare tools package for SUN guest VM's. This link talks about Workstation 5.5 so it has to be included in 6 too.
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    I actually just had to throw more memory at the guest to get everything to work correctly.

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