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Problem installing Fedora18/19 on VMWare

During my attempts to install Fedora as virtual machine we got following error:

[caption width="774" align="aligncenter"] VMWare Fedora problem [/caption]

dracut-initqueue[350]: mount: /dev/sr1 is write-protected, mounting read-only<br />
dracut-initqueue[350]: warning: Could not boot</p>
<p>Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue<br />
Type &quot;journalctl&quot; to view systm logs.</p>
<p>dracut:/#<br />

The solution is pretty simple. The problem is inside VMWare automatical installer and VMWare's **autoinst.iso** image which is automatically connected to virtual machine.
To resolve this issue, stop your virtual machine, open **Edit virtual machine settings** and remove first CD drive with mounted autoinst.iso.

[caption width="660" align="aligncenter"] How to fix problem when installing Fedora on VMW[/caption]

When you remove this iso from you VM, run it again and everything will work as expected.

[caption width="497" align="aligncenter"] Fedora installation[/caption]

18 Oct 2013

Posted by: ludek.vodicka

Linux #installation #vmw #fedora