Asianux Server 4.0 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system, refer to the instructions included in the installation media.

Asianux Server 4.0 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

The easiest method of installing Asianux Server 4.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Asianux distribution CD. Installing Asianux4.0 via the boot floppy/network method is also supported.


Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the Asianux Server 4.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Asianux Server 4.0.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  4. In Storage Devices screen, reinitialize the virtual machine.
    You can safely ignore the following warning message "This device may need to be reinitialized. REINITIALIZING WILL CAUSE ALL DATA TO BE LOST!" This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. The virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be reinitialized.
  5. Click Re-initialize all to continue.
  6. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in a Asianux Server 4.0 Guest

Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools.

For information on VMware Tools, see Knowledge base article 1014294, General VMware Tools installation instructions, at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014294.

Knowledge Base Articles for Asianux Server 4.0

The following link refers to knowledge base articles on operating system specific issues. See VMware Knowledge Base for a list of known issues about the operating system.

VMware Compatibility Guide

The VMware Compatibility Guide Web site lists supported guest and host operating systems and provides related support information.

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