Thursday, 17 January 2013

Fedora 18 installation issues with VMWare Workstation

I've just tried installing Fedora 18 as a guest in VMWare Workstation 9. The install went smoothly but on reboot, I only got the desktop background - no login prompt. I tried to get to a virtual console to see what the issue was but I couldn't even get a working virtual console.

Eventually solved the issue by disabling 3D acceleration in the VM guest hardware settings.

I'm not sure where the issue is, either VMWare workstation, or Fedora 18 but if anyone else is experiencing the issue disabling the 3D acceleration will get you a working Fedora 18.

I've experienced this issue with both the install DVD and the Live DVD.

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