Error when starting computer in vmware workstation 10

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Michael_hilburt
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Error when starting computer in vmware workstation 10

Post by Michael_hilburt » 2014/11/12 14:10:33

Hi,

I am new to CentOS and after installing CentOS 7 in vmware workstation 10 I keep getting this error at startup.

Sometimes it doesnt go to login screen at all

Please see the screenshots. There are 3 kinds of errors. Please help in resolving them!
p.s. obviously I am new to CentOS and just installed the OS to learn it

Thanks guys!

Assuming drive cache: write through
end_request: I:O error, dev fd0, sector 0
piixx4_smbus 0000:00:07:3: Host SMBus controller not enabled!
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Re: Error when starting computer in vmware workstation 10

Post by aks » 2014/11/12 17:27:30

Have you tried blacklisting the i2c_piix4 module? If you boot (say from cd, mount / in rw mode), then add blacklist i2c_piix4 to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, as in echo 'blacklist i2c_piix4' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Further info: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/144562

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Re: Error when starting computer in vmware workstation 10

Post by TrevorH » 2014/11/12 20:02:46

None of those look serious to me. The first one is just information and is normal. The second is complaining about being unable to read your floppy drive and the most likely solution to that is to remove it from the VM config and then there won't be a floppy drive to get an I/O error on. The third one I wouldn't worry about either since there's unlikely to be anything behind a virtual SMBus controller anyway.
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Re: Error when starting computer in vmware workstation 10

Post by Michael_hilburt » 2014/11/17 14:27:32

Hi Trevor,

Thanks, this seems to be problem with vmWare rather than CentOS I guess

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Re: Error when starting computer in vmware workstation 10

Post by sciencedicas » 2015/02/20 14:56:59

did you encrypt any of the partition ?
if so, this is for sure a vmware issue,
you won't see this issue with VirtualBox and virsh hypervisor.

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