I tried installing the latest CL 33840 guest OS on VMWare Workstation 15.5 running on Windows 10 Ent LTS (1809) using the clear-33840-live-desktop.iso. I had a problem after doing the install (Verify succeeded) and running the “Install Clear Linux” desktop app. It got to the “Manage User” screen and I keep getting “Password does not contain enough DIFFERENT characters.” And thus can’t complete the install process.
So I tried it with CL 33590 and get stuck at the same place.
Yes I did select the “Virtual Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI” flag for processor and added the ‘firmware = “efi”’ to the end of the vmx file. So in both cases the VM boots into the new CL image from the iso file but I can’t complete the installation process because I am blocked at this step. I have tried every conceivable username/pwd combination including rediculously long and complex pwd’s and always get the same error message (actually the error doesn’t show until you select “confirm” and right before the page closes you can see yellow text that something happened and if you go back to “Manage User” step you see the error message displayed.
Does anyone know what causes the problem and what the solution is? It seems like people have reported getting 33590 working on VMWare Workstation, though I haven’t seen any say specifically they succeeded with 15.5
Plenty of other Linux variants installed fine, not sure what is the deal with ClearLinux. “Clearly” something isn’t quite right, LOL.