I did choose that option when installing, but I can re-create the VM to try to fix a little hassle with the startup menu. What happens now is that on the default first option, 'Start Syllable', you get an error saying that the selected disk does not exist. Choosing the second option, 'Start Syllable (automatic boot drive search), finds the OS and boots. I'm not sure what went wron there - I tried to install grub to the MBR - basically, I pretty much accepted the defaults or suggestions when installing. I'll go through it again just to make sure that I didn't mess something up, though, since it doesn't take very long.
I will give a quick try at installing 0.6.7 on VMware.
during VM setup, I chose "Other" and 32 bit for the OS choices - not sure if that was what I should have chosen
I did the same, but installation stops rapidly when detecting hardware: fails to initialize ATA PCI controllers
It fails with the same error whatever VM target I choose.
I'll wait for a proper VM image I guess.
If it's anything like the recent VirtualBox, you probably have to change the hardware emulation from a SATA disk controller to an ATA one
Adrian, your selection in VMware should work. A generic Linux option should also have a good chance of working
well, it did seem to work, except for the boot menu thing
also, is there a way for the desktop size to be remembered?
I'm just re-doing the VM now to try and correct that
Not finding the boot partition may also be caused by a SATA controller. On real hardware, some SATA systems shift drive numbers. There's a compensation attempt in the Syllable installation troubleshooting options, but that doesn't include the options for VMware
You mean the screen resolution? That is stored when you change it in the Preferences
it doesn't seem to be made permanent, though
Was that when you forced the VM to stop?
no, I think it wasn't retained even when I shut down cleanly
but I'll try again once I'm finished re-installing
That has never happened before. It should mean some corruption in the emulation somewhere
if it was a SATA issue with the boot, would that not make it impossible to find it with the auto find option?
because it does find it, like that
Maybe, but the auto-find option is there for when the static configuration doesn't work. So you're lucky that the next option does work :-)