Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
In the vm settings (on the Host machine) you can set the VM to open the Virtual BIOS at the VM's next boot --if you don't do this using the traditional Func key probably won't work as the boot process will start too quickly for you to enter the correct key.
That setting doesn't appear in my version of VMware Player (v3.1.6 build-744570).
I thought you were using VMware workstation - - never mind just hold your finger on F2 while you power on the VM -- this *should* bring you into the virtual BIOS and then set your boot device.
Hold your finger on the key while powering on the Guest -- modern CPU's are so fast these days that you probably won't have time to react to the quick prompt screen when powering on the VM --sometimes it's so fast you won't even SEE it. If that fails I believe you can set a delay in the .vmx configuration file --I haven't done that for ages but try this http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16876...-screen-delay/ The screen you got INVARIABLY means the Guest OS hasn't been installed properly or the Virtual BIOS can't find the boot device.
It really is as simple as that. -- This should be really easy for you to check.
If you are INSTALLING a guest VM from a physical device ensure that the CD / DVD device is set in the configuration settings for the VM. You can also use an ISO image on a HDD or any other device that the Virtual BIOS detects as a boot device .