Thursday, February 5, 2009

VM Ware Bios

Issue: Need to change the boot setting for Virtual Machine running on Windows Host.

Quick: Select the virtual machine console window. Press alt-cntl-del esc-f2

The boot may happen too quickly to hit the and get into the virtual machine bios settings. The following method has worked for me.

Start the virtual machine and select the console window. Press the Alt+Cntl+Del buttons at the same time.

This will cause the Guest machine to reboot but it also causes the Windows Host machine to switch to the Windows Security window.

Quickly press key to get out of the Security window followed by to get into the bios of the guest machine.

You can also add the following line to the small .vmx text file:
bios.bootDelay = "5000"

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