Mailing List Archived Message #43

From: "Ed Durrant" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [Virtualized eCS] [eCS] MPTS? was MPTN?
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 06:54:26 +1000
To: Virtualized eCS Users Mailing List <>

Steve wrote:
Ed Durrant wrote:

OK so VMWare is intercepting the keystrokes - perhaps time to RTFM?

I've done that, but haven't found anything helpful.  I'll keep digging, I *really* want this to work!

By the way, it may be a good idea to move this thread over onto the ecs-virtualisation list.



OK, just a summary for those who haven't been following this on the eCS list and to confirm I understand the situation correctly.

You created an eCS virtual machine image on VPC.

You then used VMWare Convertor to convert this from VPC VHD Virtual disk format to VMWare VMDK Virtual disk format.

Booting this converted image under VMWare Player (and VMWare Workstation) -it hangs at the eCS boot logo, we believe while some hardware detection or network (MPTN directory) is being accessed.

You cannot get the session to respond to an alt+F1 at the blob stage to allow you to turn off hardware detection,  nor Alt+F2 or F4 to be able to see exactly which driver/basedev etc. is causing the system to hang. There doesn't "appear" to be any reason why VMWare is not allowing you key in the alt key combination.

Please correct any of the above - in the meantime, while typing this out, I have had an idea.

Go back to the working VPC image under virtual PC and change the archive setting options in the desktop properties note book to say load the recovery screen at each boot. Save this and reconvert the VHD to a VMDK. This VMDK when booted should take you into the "Alt+F1 panel" now at boot up and you should be able to turn off hardware detection.

Also as well as this action, you are planning to install the free VMWare Server and install eCS to that and then try that image with VMWare player (as I have done successfully) and also to VMWare Workstation, your final planned destination for the image.



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