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DHCP fails to get an address - boot with no network for now. I need to debug why DHCP is not returning? I set up NAT so it should be okay. Have a look in the log file.

At first, with a MS/Windows XP Professional boot CD loaded, it was not recognised. In VM->Removable Devices->ide 1:0->Edit, turn on Legacy to be able to boot from the CD. Perhaps this is an issue with kernel 2.6.7.

A reported problem (that seems to have now been fixed) has been with vmmon and vmnet modules that won't build against recent 2.6.x kernels. You can download the fix from for vmware-any-any-update*.tar.gz). There are also some instructions on how to fix it at

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