Sunday, January 6, 2013

Installing Red Hat on Parallels Desktop

Problem
To make things easier while I travel I decided to create a VM of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on my machine. Since OSX is my host OS I have the option of a few different virtualization softwares, but my personal choice is Parallels Desktop.  While going through the standard installation I received the following error.
None of the available drivers work. However the solution is relatively simple.


Solution
1. Shut down the virtual machine.
2. Open the machine configuration.
3. Switch to the Hardware Tab
4. Under Hard Drive 1, set the location to IDE 0:0
5. Under CD/DVD 1, set the location IDE 0:1
6. Start the machine.
From this point installation can proceed normally.


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