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Old 07-07-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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trying to run windowz .iso file on fedora 9 using vmware server console


hi all.........

I have installed vmware server on my fedora 9....i have downloaded .iso images of ubuntu and other linux distros .iso files and created vm's of those .iso files they work really fine no probelm...But when i try to do the same using .iso files of windows that i have downloaded from microsoft.com
will not work

iso files that i have tried are
1. xpsp3_5512.080413-2113_usa_x86fre_spcd.iso
2. w2k3sp2_3959_usa_x64fre_spcd.iso

it will give error as

Network boot from amd AM79C970A


PXE-E53 : no boot fiename received
PXE-MOF: existing intel PXE Rom


I have changed the order of boot in Bios settings but the error is same..I am searching for this in net from past 2 days ..many have these problems i have tried all options but not able to get rid of this error..


This is really hard to digest these things work well with linux iso not with windows iso...

This is my .vmx file:
#!/usr/bin/vmware
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
memsize = "1376"
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "Windows XP Home Edition.vmdk"
ide0:0.writeThrough = "TRUE"
ide2:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "/soft/xpsp3_5512.080413-2113_usa_x86fre_spcd.iso"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
floppy0.fileName = "/dev/fd0"
Ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
displayName = "Windows XP Home Edition"
guestOS = "winxphome"
priority.grabbed = "normal"
priority.ungrabbed = "normal"
powerType.powerOff = "hard"
powerType.powerOn = "hard"
powerType.suspend = "hard"
powerType.reset = "hard"

ide0:0.redo = ""
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
uuid.location = "56 4d da 87 6f 64 d1 58-d1 a7 30 46 84 ca bd 0c"
uuid.bios = "56 4d da 87 6f 64 d1 58-d1 a7 30 46 84 ca bd 0c"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:ca:bd:0c"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"

I really appreciate any help..............
Thanks a lot in advance..............

Last edited by vinaytp; 07-07-2009 at 07:53 AM.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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this line
ide2:0.present = "TRUE"

looks like it should be
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

maybe that's why it can't find the boot CD?
 
Old 07-07-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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this line
ide2:0.present = "TRUE"

looks like it should be
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

maybe that's why it can't find the boot CD?
IT IS ide1:0.present = "TRUE" only...I dont know how it got changed while copy pasting....


Still i am struggling with this please help me.........

Last edited by vinaytp; 07-07-2009 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 11:46 PM   #4
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any help.........i am not able to find about this strange issue..
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:15 AM   #5
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the message you are getting suggests that it cannot find the boot CD, so I would guess either the cd image is corrupt, or the path is wrong, or you're missing an essential configuration parameter.

How did you create this configuration file, was it using a vmware product, or from some website like easyvmx.com, or some other way?
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:52 AM   #6
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the message you are getting suggests that it cannot find the boot CD, so I would guess either the cd image is corrupt, or the path is wrong, or you're missing an essential configuration parameter.

How did you create this configuration file, was it using a vmware product, or from some website like easyvmx.com, or some other way?
.vmx file is created by vmware server just we need to give specifications like size of hard drive, whether u r using physical cdrom or giving the path of .iso file etc....and .iso image is not a corrupted i guess because i have downloaded it from microsoft.com ...even i have tried with two .iso images as mentioned in above post...but any linux distros images work fine........

why this is so..this is my 4th day struggel to solve this......
 
Old 07-08-2009, 08:34 AM   #7
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maybe you would be better off throwing away that vmx and creating a new one. if vmware server didn't create a good vmx for you (which is surprising to me) try somewhere else.

Here is an xp vmx file i have which is working fine, looking at yours, maybe you are just missing this line?
ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"

but as you say the vmx works for other iso images then maybe the windows image is no good? Just because you downloaded the CD from microsoft doesn't mean it can't be corrupted during the download.

#!/usr/bin/vmplayer

# Filename: WindowsXP.vmx
# Generated 2009-06-30;16:59:32 by EasyVMX!
# http://www.easyvmx.com

# This is a Workstation 5 or 5.5 config file
# It can be used with Player
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"

# Selected operating system for your virtual machine
guestOS = "winxppro"

# displayName is your own name for the virtual machine
displayName = "WindowsXP"

# These fields are free text description fields
guestinfo.vmware.product.url = "http://www.easyvmx.com/"
guestinfo.vmware.product.class = "virtual machine"

# Number of virtual CPUs. Your virtual machine will not
# work if this number is higher than the number of your physical CPUs
numvcpus = "1"

# Memory size and other memory settings
memsize = "512"
MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "FALSE"
MemTrimRate = "-1"

# Unique ID for the virtual machine will be created
uuid.action = "create"

# Remind to install VMware Tools
# This setting has no effect in VMware Player
tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"

# Startup hints interfers with automatic startup of a virtual machine
# This setting has no effect in VMware Player
hints.hideAll = "TRUE"

# Enable time synchronization between computer
# and virtual machine
tools.syncTime = "TRUE"

# USB settings
# This config activates USB
usb.present = "TRUE"
usb.generic.autoconnect = "FALSE"

# First serial port, physical COM1 is available
serial0.present = "TRUE"
serial0.fileName = "Auto Detect"
serial0.autodetect = "TRUE"
serial0.hardwareFlowControl = "TRUE"

# Optional second serial port, physical COM2 is not available
serial1.present = "FALSE"

# First parallell port, physical LPT1 is available
parallel0.present = "TRUE"
parallel0.fileName = "Auto Detect"
parallel0.autodetect = "TRUE"
parallel0.bidirectional = "TRUE"

# Sound settings
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.virtualdev = "es1371"

# Logging
# This config activates logging, and keeps last log
logging = "TRUE"
log.fileName = "WindowsXP.log"
log.append = "TRUE"
log.keepOld = "3"

# These settings decides interaction between your
# computer and the virtual machine
isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"
isolation.tools.dnd.disable = "FALSE"
isolation.tools.copy.enable = "TRUE"
isolation.tools.paste.enabled = "TRUE"

# First network interface card
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:9b:c8:43"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

# Settings for physical floppy drive
floppy0.present = "FALSE"

# Settings for physical CDROM drive
ide1:1.present = "TRUE"
ide1:1.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
ide1:1.startConnected = "TRUE"
ide1:1.fileName = "auto detect"
ide1:1.autodetect = "TRUE"

# Settings for the optional virtual CDROM, ISO-image
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "windowsd.iso"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
ide1:0.mode = "persistent"
ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"

# First IDE disk, size 10Gb
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "WindowsXP.vmdk"
ide0:0.mode = "persistent"
ide0:0.startConnected = "TRUE"
ide0:0.writeThrough = "TRUE"

# END OF EasyVMX! CONFIG

extendedConfigFile = "WindowsXP.vmxf"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"

uuid.location = "56 4d 79 4d 05 4b c5 5b-e7 00 23 3f 45 9b c8 43"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 79 4d 05 4b c5 5b-e7 00 23 3f 45 9b c8 43"
ide0:0.redo = ""
checkpoint.vmState = "WindowsXP.vmss"

sorry I can't be any more help, I know how frustrating sh*t like this can be...
 
Old 07-08-2009, 09:55 AM   #8
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Thank you pg99 for showing interest....

Any ever after adding ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE" line its not working

may be some problem in .iso file that i have downloaded....
 
  


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