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Slackware will not boot under VMWare

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Slackware version 14.0, VMWare 5.0.0

Just installed Slackware (for the second time) and am not able to boot, all I get is 'operating system not found'. It seems like it is not setting up the boot record, or atleast not one that is compatible with VMWare. I wonder if they expect that you are going to install LILO or GRUB.

This VM is being ran on an XP workstation.
 

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You cant boot Linux without a bootloader (GRUB). The normal installaiton should take care of it though
 
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VMWare usually takes care of booting just fine.

I have CentOS, Fedora, and Ubuntu running right now. They all booted up fine.

I know traditionally you require a bootloader, though I have never ran into that problem with VMWare.

This is the first Linux installation that was not automatically detected under VMWare.
 
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No real experience with this stuff as yet, though coincidentally I am just about to start for professional education/training purposes (once I get a new main rig and can dedicate my present one to a "home lab"). But if those other flavors of Linux boot fine this is definitely strange.

Oh and here's a subreddit you will probably dig:

reddit.com/r/homelab
 
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Ill check out that reddit.

Slackware is a pretty oldschool kind of linux that fancies the hard, old way of doing things, and I think that is what is getting in the way of my install. I did quite a bit of googling the issue with no resolve.
 
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Yeah...though is this the new SW 14 that just came out? Maybe not, I'm thinking...

Another good subreddit:

/r/sysadmin
 
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Thanks for the help. I found the problem I believe but still no resolution.

The users install is going smooth. Mine threw some errors about mkpkg and some input/output errors, but continued as if the job was complete. There might be something wrong with my slackware