Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: Jan. 06 2008,11:06
I'm running dsl-3.3 embedded with VMwareplayer on a WinXP only HD. VMwareplayer memory is set at 128MB with a 500MB virtual HD.
The host set-up is 2.4Ghz Celeron, 1MB RAM, 40GB master HD (as above), 80GB slave HD (Fedora8).
Net access is dial-up via an external 56Kbs V92 serial modem.
When browsing with DSL's Firefox within VMwareplayer I've had several unexpected drops of carrier leaving a frozen Firefox screen.
Recovery requires a VM "power off and exit" then reboot. During reboot the virtual HD is found to be corrupted. This needs manual correction
as "sudo su" by running fcsk, followed by "mount -n -o remount,rw /", then Ctrl_D to complete the boot process.
I doubt this is the usual way out of a simple carrier drop so I'm obviously missing several basic user tricks here.
Any help would be appreciated.