This has thrown me, any ideas guys?

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by Canadian-Wolverine, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Canadian-Wolverine

    Canadian-Wolverine MDL Junior Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Hi guys.
    Although this may not be the best time, id just like to say hi officially to a great forum. Been guesting it for far too long so made the leap, just to see if im able to help anywhere i can, and also get some amazing info ya just cant find elsewhere.

    Anyways, enough grovelling, i gots a prob i'm hoping those more knowing than myself can fix.

    I am useing the latest vmware workstation to do a virtual install of Windows Home Server 2011 to see if i prefer that over the v1 i already own (it works well, just seeing how this is different other than based on servers 03 and 08)

    If i leave all the default settings, i get exactly the same error as if i tweak mem/hdd/video

    If i leave it at default hdd value of 40gb it says partition to big.. if i make it bigger or smaller, its too big..
    What is going on?

    Oh, and useing vmware on win 7 as windows virtual PC wont install it either, it says im trying to install a 64bit os on a 32bit cpu
    i have an intel core 2 e6300
    I have tried installing from an iso image and from dvd, every thing i do is same error

    I have pasted the error below and if needs be i can paste the entire error log should this help

    ERROR: Specified partition size is too large to support a data partition. Maximum possible is: 51099mb (Alternatively use MAX to span the whole disk)

    The disk size i chose was 60gb, the default value is 40gb

    would it be anything to do with the way networking is setup? i am useing a bridged network (was default on loading vmware)

    If this is too complex, is there a workaround to tell windows virtual that it does actually have a 64bit cpu?

    Many thanks guys, any help is appretiated.

  2. troels

    troels MDL Member

    May 20, 2007
    For starters WHS 2011 needs 160 gb minimum. Whether that's the real problem, I don't know.
  3. Canadian-Wolverine

    Canadian-Wolverine MDL Junior Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Good spot.....

    Didnt notice that bit in the specs.
    Changed size to 170 and installing now.

    Thank you troels, that did it..