NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7 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.

NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions for NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7

To install NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7 in a virtual machine you can use the standard NeoKylin distribution CD or DVD. The following installation instructions are for standard distribution CD or DVD.


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

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7 installation CD or DVD into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  4. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in a NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7 Guest

Use the guest OS provided Open VM Tools or install the VMware Tools, as needed.

Open VM Tools

Open VM Tools is the open source implementation of VMware Tools and consist of a suite of virtualization utilities that improves the functionality, administration, and management of virtual machines on VMware hypervisors. VMware recommends using the Open VM Tools redistributed by the operating system vendors. To use Open VM Tools:

  1. Add the vmhgfs Driver
    If you use the file sharing feature by using Shared Folders in VMware Workstation and Fusion, install the vmhgfs driver in the virtual machine. This driver is not included inbox in the operating system. Installing the additional vmhgfs driver does not disturb the other inbox VMware drivers or Open VMware Tools. To install this driver:
    1. Install Open VMware Tools.
    2. Install the traditional TAR Format VMware Tools that is bundled with VMware Workstation or Fusion products.

For additional information, see:

VMware Tools

For information on VMware Tools, see knowledge base article 1014294, General VMware Tools installation instructions, at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014294 and article 1022525, Installing VMware Tools in an Ubuntu virtual machine, at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022525

Knowledge Base Articles for NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 7

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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