Help booting Ubuntu-based distro vmware player

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Edward Nigma, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Edward Nigma

    Edward Nigma New Member

    Jul 27, 2013
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    Greetings and felicitation, I'm a computer science major and I'm having a virtualization related issue. I recently bought a penetration testing book called Hacking: the Art of Exploitation that comes with a Ubuntu Live CD, but whenever I try to boot it inVMware, I get the following error output when I play the virtual machine:
    Network boot from AMD Am79C90A
    Copyright (C) 2003-2008 VMware, Inc.
    Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 0C 29 D DD 69     GUID: 564DFA0B-46132-249F-4BA0-DADF7FDFDD69
    PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxy DHCP offers were received.
    PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
    Operating System not found.                                    
    Afterwards a dialogue screenpops up saying No Operating System boot disk found, please insert the CD, even after I put in the CD Drive. If you go to the website, it instructs you to make a vmx configuration file which I made made and tried to play here is the link and I pasted this entire config file word for word:
    What could I possibly have done wrong, any ideas?

  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

    Aug 4, 2012
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    This indicates that VMware is trying to boot off the network. If you open the CD in Explorer, what is in it? An .iso by any chance?

    You should just download a copy from and in VMware select the downloaded .iso as the disk. The copy you got from the book is probably old anyway.

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