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VMware settings for installing ABAP 7.5

vm-settings.jpgyast2-settings.jpgI keep constantly getting the same error message everytime I try to install ABAP 7.5 on opensuse as per the instructions in the link below.

I have configure the vm harddrive to 150G to allow for enough space and the network adapter for the vm defaulted to 'NAT'. On the linux operating system, I have downloaded and installed the uuidd, ensuring the service up and running, entered the hosts and hostname in each file using the relevant commands, but i still keep getting the error message below when executing ./

The hostname you have chosen is either configured on a loopback device or not active on this server, please check your configuration and hostname selection. If you are confident about your choice of hostname, start the install script with -s flag to skip the hostname check

please see attached files of both my VM and YAST2 setting.

Can anyone help?

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  • Oct 23, 2017 at 09:01 AM

    Your attachments are missing.

    Nevertheless, the error might be due to your hostname pointing to

    When I used SAP on Linux (cloud is so much easier :-) ), I set up a static address or configured it on my dns server. For VMware I set it up as a shared network rather than NAT.

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    • Hi Mike,

      Sorry I did change the last digit to a different number to that of the IP address. I am right in thinking that you can have an IP address for both the machine and the home WIFI connection. Which one should I be using? If I switch my WIFI connection of and execute the ipconfig, the IP address for VMNet1 and VMNet1 show up but nothing for Ethernet adapter

      Thanks for all your help so far.