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Old 05-16-2006, 08:50 AM   #16
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Well your error message says "or one of the snapshot disks". Snapshots are intermediate situations you can roll back to. For example, you take a snapshot before installing IE7 and if necessary you can roll back to that situation if IE7 is causing problems. I only know VMWare Workstation, but there's a menu option "Snapshot manager". See if you have something like that in your product as well.

Did you try my other suggestion, i.e. define a new VM for the same partition?
 
Old 05-16-2006, 09:52 AM   #17
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I haven't yet, I'm at school right now. I'll look for the snapshot manager, and try defining a new VM. Thanks
 
Old 05-16-2006, 01:31 PM   #18
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I checked myself and booting from physical disk doesn't work as it should (greeting screen and then blue screen), however you can install Windows from the scratch in vmware and it should work. It works, at least in my case.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 01:53 PM   #19
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The raw disk have to be hda not hda1. This means if Linux is on hda, VMware machine can not use hda as a raw disk. If you put Windows on hdb than it will work. Also this is noted in the knowledge base at VMware.
 
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I had it working earlier. It was working fine w/ linux on hda3 and windows on hda1. I had it bluescreen for a while, but then I found a fix for it. No suggestions? I want to be able to dual-boot, and run via vmware, and I don't have a second drive(it's a laptop).
 
Old 05-16-2006, 11:31 PM   #21
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there were no snapshots. I made another VM, and got the same error message. If I reninstall windows, under a VM, is there a way to boot it normally as well?
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:05 AM   #22
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If I reninstall windows, under a VM, is there a way to boot it normally as well?
No, that's not possible. So you loose some features, like USB 2.0 for example (AFAIK only 1.1 is supported).
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:39 PM   #23
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Notebook computers can have two hard drives. Depending on the brand and model of the notebook computer, the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM can be removed and a hard drive can be mounted in place of it.

Be careful using hda as the raw disk in VMware because it can freeze Linux. Using another drive is a lot safer.

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No, that's not possible. So you loose some features, like USB 2.0 for example (AFAIK only 1.1 is supported).
That is incorrect. If you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP, USB is limited to version 1. If you use Windows 98, USB is not limited to 1.0. Microsoft changed their software for Winodws 2000 and Windows XP, so this limitation is Microsoft's fault. If you installed Linux on a virtual machine, USB 2.0 can be used with out any problems. I used Knoppix 3.7 to copy the data from the virtual machine drive to a USB drive. Of course the speed was a little slower, but USB 2.0 works fine. I am using VMware Workstation version 4.5.

In Windows you need to configure two hardware setups. One for its native environment and the other for VMware. I suggest backing up the data before doing this.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:38 PM   #24
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That is incorrect. If you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP, USB is limited to version 1. If you use Windows 98, USB is not limited to 1.0.
That's a strange statement - are you impling that Windows 98 has better USB support than 2000 or XP? The Original USB 2.0 specification was released on April 27, 2000, whereas Windows 98 was GA on June 30, 1998. Can you explain this?

Anyway, back to the context of VMWare: The Admin manual for VMware Server says, on page 24 in the chapter "Virtual Machine Specifications":
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Virtual USB ports
Two-port USB 1.1 UHCI controller
so any OS installed in VMWare will only recognize a USB 1.1 controller and use the USB 1.1 driver.
 
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my laptop doesn't have a removable CD drive. My laptop's got USB 1.1 anyway, so that doesn't bother me. I've got 2 hardware profiles set up, and I've had this working before I upgraded to beta3. Other suggestions?
 
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Sorry, no other idea except to ask in the specific forum.
 
  


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