ubuntu server 7.10 as a vmware guest on an ubuntu 8.04 host, requires ‘clock=pit’

In order to avoid a drifting time clock in “ubuntu server 7.10” vmware guest machine on an ubuntu 8.04 host, you need to do a few things:

  • /etc/vmware/config
  • host.cpukHz = 2000000  <– replace # with speed of your cpu (2GHz listed here)
  • host.noTSC = TRUE
  • ptsc.noTSC = TRUE
  • ‘clock=pit’ added to the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst
  • tools.syncTime = “TRUE” in the (vmware_guest).vmx file
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