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Posted on 2010-08-28
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Hi, I'm using VMWare Player (3.1.1 build-282343), loading Fedora 13-64bit. Host machine is Windows 7 64 bit.

I'm asking this because this is my first time to use VMWare, but when I restart the Fedora OS in the VMWare, it loses all the changes that I made within the VM, like new files, new users, everything. It just turns back to the state of that was initially installed. Is this an expected behavior? Is there any way to save the state after restarting the OS (Fedora)?

I know there's a option as ''suspend" using VM, but I'm not sure if I can keep it without restarting forever, so I'm worry.

Thanks,,
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Did you install Fedora on the VM or are you simply booting from a mounted CD?

If it is the later, then I expect you are running a live CD version which won't save your settings.
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I expect that your Fedora hard disk is configured as "Independent non-persistent"..

Shut down your Fedora, open the Settings for the vm and click on hard disk, if the "Independent checkbox is checked, uncheck it - then it should work ok.

If you don't have the option to do that on player let me know (I don't use player, but know it is restricted somewhat as to what changes can be made), we will have to edit the configuration file for the vm.

Good Luck
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Thanks for the help!

Seems like I was just reading from iso image that I had downloaded. I needed the further step that install it into the VM.. I didn't get the meaning of the shortcut on the desktop saying "Install into Hard Disk".
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