VMware HP SLIC 2.1

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  1. DAPBENJAMIN

    DAPBENJAMIN MDL Junior Member

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  2. DAPBENJAMIN

    DAPBENJAMIN MDL Junior Member

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    Hi,

    You don't really flash it.

    You just insert the following line in your .vmx file.

    bios440.filename = "VMWAREBIOS_SLIC.ROM"

    Regards,

    Darren
     
  3. Niandertal

    Niandertal MDL Novice

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    Oh, thats nice. I didn't know you could do that.
    Thanks for the info.

     
  4. DAPBENJAMIN

    DAPBENJAMIN MDL Junior Member

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    Eureka

    Hi,

    I did it on my own in the end.

    Regards,

    Darren
     
  5. 4D696B65

    4D696B65 MDL Member

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    Care to share it with us?
     
  6. 4D696B65

    4D696B65 MDL Member

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    Thank you very much :D
     
  7. odiea

    odiea MDL Member

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    Yes. This is the best rom I have used so far. All my hp-compaq stuff works. Thanks Darre
     
  8. johnnygers

    johnnygers MDL Novice

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    You will all be better off looking at the virtualization forum for things like this. Also remember the vmware BIOS is version dependent!
     
  9. odiea

    odiea MDL Member

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    This Hp rom is great. Is there a way to add it back into the vmware-vmx.exe file to use as the main rom. Thanks
     
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  11. SirSilentBob

    SirSilentBob MDL Senior Member

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    Very nice, thanks. Now I can do testing of Win7 and it not expire.
     
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  12. Snowski

    Snowski MDL Novice

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    Expire? I'm using the chinese lo*der and activated...

    Until MS knows a way around this and lo*der doesnt work anymore I will keep using it (for testing purposes)
     
  13. grimson

    grimson MDL Novice

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    Any chance of a modded ESX4(i) VM bios? (machine version 4 or 7)? :D
     
  14. odiea

    odiea MDL Member

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    #17 odiea, Aug 4, 2009
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    I cannot get this vmware-vmx.exe file to work. I have extracted it with 7zip and when I load it into reshack nothing shows like it does when loading the original file. Is this a .res file or is the download bad. Thanks Regina
     
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    #18 reginakampher, Aug 4, 2009
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    Did you compare the MD5 hash? If it matches, the download is good. It is not a .res file. It is a replacement vmware-vmx.exe file that has the modded BIOS inserted into it. All you need to do is:

    Download the file.
    Replace the original vmware-vmx.exe with the one you downloaded. I'm pretty sure you know the location but for the sake for others:

    On a 64bit system, it is located in:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64

    On a 32bit system, I THINK it is located in (not too sure about the location):
    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin

    Of course, if you installed vmware into a different directory, you have to look for it in that diirectory. If you are unable to find it, just do a search for vmware.vmx.exe on your hard drive. Once you find it, rename the original to something like vmware-vmx.exe.bak and copy the modified vmware-vmx.exe into that folder. Dont forget to remove the lines you inserted in the .vmx configuration file and the .rom file.

    I used Restorator 2007 (IMO, I think it's better than Reshack) to insert the modded BIOS into the vmware-vmx.exe. I did notice it does not open correctly in Reshack. Use Restorator 2007 if you want to play with it.:)
     
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  16. odiea

    odiea MDL Member

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    Thanks. I am using vmware version 6.5.1 build 126130. After I place it into the directory and try to start a vm, vmware says it cannot continue make sure I have all rights and the directories are ok. VM player does the same thing. I checked the md5 and yes it was good.
     
  17. reginakampher

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    Maybe because the vmware-vmx.exe was for the version I have which is 6.5.2 Build: 156735. Upload your version of vmware-vmx.exe and I'll insert it in there.
     
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