Subject: Re: big YAY to current and vmware (fat finger trouble)
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: George Michaelson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/24/2005 12:08:47
On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 12:01:53 +1000
Luke Mewburn <> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 10:57:56AM +1000, George Michaelson wrote:
>   | 	when it boots, the vmware BIOS finds an empty hd, then
> falls to | 	the CD-ROM, missing the second IDE (the problem
> with vmware here | 	is you can't easily tell it to boot of CD
> first, and it was | 	finding the bootblocks of the raw disk,
> until I made it the | 	second IDE drive behind an empty Vmware
> file-backed HD image)
> One of the newer VMware Workstation releases (4.5.2 ?) added the
> ability to change the boot order on a per-boot basis.
> I found this to be very handy.

I couldn't work it out. I had to do this kludge of new VM client to get
the disk orders changed.

maybe in the pre-POST fake-o state if I'd jumped on the F<x> keys I'd
have found it.