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Re: [OT] vmware / boot floppy

Kent West wrote:

ktb wrote:

On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 01:23:46AM -0800, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:

on Sat, Mar 03, 2001 at 09:09:47PM -0600, ktb (x.y.f@home.com) wrote:

On Sat, Mar 03, 2001 at 06:41:23PM -0800, Jeff Goodman wrote:

Did you set the VMWare BIOS to boot from the floppy?


Is the floppy enabled at VMWare startup?

Yep, the seek light comes on.  Looks like it is reading and then -
Operating system not found.  The boot floppies work on other computers
and I've tried several boot floppies.

Make sure you don't have the floppy mounted in Linux; I believe VMWare has trouble sharing a device, although I wouldn't think it would even hit the floppy light in that case. Still, just a thought . . . .

Also, perhaps you have a bad/misaligned floppy drive on that machine; can your reboot the real machine (not the VM machine) and boot off the floppy? Or if ruining your uptime stats bothers you, can you mount the floppy in Linux and get a "feel" for if the drive itself is working properly? Perhaps the BIOS (in other the real system or the BIOS) has the floppy drive mis-identified as the wrong size?

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