VMWare Fusion 2 Bios mod for OEM XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by simchippy, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    Looking to find if it is possible to mod bios for OEM XP install with VMWare Fusion 2 install on OS X?

    If not how about bootcamp OEM XP install?

    Thanks
    Sim
     
  2. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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    #2 zort, Nov 10, 2008
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    Directions to use custom BIOS file in Fusion 2.0

    OK, I finally installed OSX on a drive to try it. (It was a bitch until I unplugged my PS/2 keyboard--doh!)

    It looks like Fusion can use the same BIOS as Vmware Workstation 6.5.

    You can find some here:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/3466
    and here:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/3062


    Directions:

    Create your virtual machine.
    for example "Windows XP Professional"

    Go to where the VM is on the hard drive, by default
    Documents\Virtual Machines\

    Right-click on your virtual machine and click "Show Package Contents"

    Drop your new .ROM into the package
    example: vmware65new.rom

    Right-click on the .vmx file in the package, and click Open With - Other.. and choose TextEdit.

    Add the line:
    bios440.filename = "vmware65new.rom"

    Save the file in TextEdit, and close.

    You're ready to go!
     
  3. pix

    pix MDL Member

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    Regina's Dell bios doesn't work with XP, as I found out after a lot of head scratching. I'd use the Lenovo version as they are a lot less fussy about the location of the SLP strings. Vista is fine with all of the versions btw.
     
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  4. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    Thanks, I got both XP and Vista x64 to install and work.

    Any idea on how to install for BootCamp. Is there a bios on a mac?

    Sim
     
  5. nachin11

    nachin11 MDL Novice

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    Hi everyone, this is my first post!:)

    In my case I would like to load my HP bios in VMWARE but I canĀ“t.

    Do you know what parameters could I modify to get it work?

    Thank you.
    Nacho.