Mailing List Archived Message #46

From: "Steve" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [Virtualized eCS] [eCS] MPTS? was MPTN?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 22:30:40 -0500
To: Virtualized eCS Users Mailing List <>

Ed Durrant wrote:
I called up the VM settings in Workstation, and they proclaimed the drive in question is SCSI. It isn't, it's SATA, and the only drivers I have loaded are Dani's. I looked in the *.vmx file and found this:

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "eCS 2.vmdk"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "buslogic"
buslogic.noDriver = "FALSE"

OK, that's a problem in the conversion program.
I'm going to ask VMWare support about it. The licenses my old boss bought ought to buy him something! I'll send them all the files zipped up.

No matter what your physical hardware is - SCSI, SAN, IDE, SATA - VMWare can present this to the virtual machine in several modes. The old default was SCSI, but local disk IDE is now possible at least in VMWare ESXi. Server and player (I don't know about Workstation).
IDE is what it should be. In fact, if I recall correctly it was a couple of days ago.

I have no idea why!  It got put in there during the conversion.  I think tomorrow I'll scrounge up some Buslogic SCSI drivers and put them in. Who knows, it may just work!  
How are you going to install the Bus logic drivers into image ? I could send you some off-list but it wont help you if you can't get to the virtual disk to modify the config.sys to use them.
I grabbed some from Hobbes. Can I not just put them in like I was installing software?  I know you can *edit* config.sys in an image because I've done it. I'm not sure how it works, but I assume that's why the virtual disks can expand.
Yes this interface is very similar to the one used with VMWare ESXi.

I was surprised by it, but once I figured out what was happening I sorta like it.  It took a while because the docs are terse.

OK, make sure in the eCS pre-install menu that you select DANI performance mode driver and check that it has sensed that it is running in a virtual machine and turn off harddisk verification option (if on).

I always make sure to turn the verification off, since it is soooooooo inaccurate! I'm using Dani's drivers, but I don't remember which option. I'll be sure to go with 'performance'.  Thanks for the tip!

In fact take a look at the (not yet layed out very well pictures in my Wiki article on eCS install under VMWare ESXi and follow those steps.
I'll have a look in the morning.   Take care!



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