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VMWare Provides Version with Linux 2.4 Support

May 04, 2001, 23:00 (7 Talkback[s])

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VMWare has released a version capable of operating with Linux 2.4.

From the "What's New" file:

  • Support for host systems with Linux 2.4 kernels, including
    • Support for Red Hat 7.1, SuSE 7.1 and Mandrake 8.0 distributions
  • Detection of new floppy disk inserted in drive
  • Support for virtual machines with guest operating systems that use Linux 2.4 kernels
    • Support for Red Hat 7.1. and SuSE 7.1 distributions
      Note: Kernel 2.4.3 does not run as a guest because of a bug that has been fixed in kernel 2.4.4.
  • Pentium 4 support
  • Fixes for two issues -- misdetection of the clock rate and problem that generated a pop-up message referring to unhandled feature bits

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