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VMware ESXi 5.5, doesn't load desktop

Postby Refalm » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:52 pm

Hi there,

I'm trying to run ReactOS in VMware ESXi 5.5, and I used the Boot CD.
Installation went great after I discovered not to use SCSI.

I even got the settings wizard (with locale, password, etc.). After rebooting, I got this forever:
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It's not loading the desktop. Did I do something wrong?

Here are some of my settings:
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Re: VMware ESXi 5.5, doesn't load desktop

Postby LuxenDM » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:28 pm

Only thing I suggest is changing it from the guest version "Windows XP" to "Windows 2003" (if you have that option). But I dont think that is the issue...
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Re: VMware ESXi 5.5, doesn't load desktop

Postby Z98 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:05 am

We would need a debug log to be able to diagnose the issue.
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Re: VMware ESXi 5.5, doesn't load desktop

Postby Refalm » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:01 pm

I've changed the profile to Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), but had the same result.

What kind of debug log? Of ESXi or of ReactOS?
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Re: VMware ESXi 5.5, doesn't load desktop

Postby middings » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:19 pm

Produce a ReactOS debug log because ReactOS's behavior is what is in question.
See the instructions on this ReactOS Wiki web page: https://www.reactos.org/wiki/Debugging.
Instructions for debugging when ReactOS is running inside a virtual machine are included.
The page includes a link to the page that describes how to set up a virtual serial connection from the VMWare virtual ReactOS machine target to the real machine host that is hosting VMWare. (The other virtual machines supported by the ReactOS project are also covered, but on web pages of their own.) People who run ReactOS in virtual machines find this method very helpful.

The instructions have not been updated recently. If you encounter problems search the ReactOS site for solutions. Use your favorite search engine and include site:ReactOS.org with your search string. If such a search does not reveal an answer, ask for more help here.
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