vmware & other bios (asset tag)

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by demesmaeker, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. demesmaeker

    demesmaeker MDL Novice

    Jun 12, 2009
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    Hi all,

    goal: I want to make use of bios like Dell's have in vmware, so I can change&use the "Asset Tag" value.

    actions: read several forums and added the line
    bios440.filename = "VMWARE65_SLP1_MANY_SLIC_DELL.ROM"
    to my vmx file, and added that rom to the same directory

    After a reboot, I quickly enter F2, but I still enter the same Phoenix bios. I also tried other biosses, but its always the same.

    I also tried the same in Fusion (on a mac). Same problem.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    friendly greetings,
    Demesmaeker
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    I take it you do have the VMWARE65_SLP1_MANY_SLIC_DELL.ROM file you also need to add path to where file is example:
    bios440.filename = "C:\VMWARE65_SLP1_MANY_SLIC_DELL.ROM"

    also when you go into bios it will still be the same itis still the original Phoenix bios but has dell slic and slp added, you can check buy installing widows and running everest.
    you cannot use asset tag because it is not a original dell bios.
     
  3. demesmaeker

    demesmaeker MDL Novice

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    Ah thats too bad...
    I really thought it was a bios replacement, and not a "bios addon" or change.

    Why do people talk about on this forum about biosreplacement then? That is the confusing part of it....

    Thanks for the reply!

    Demesmaeker
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Why do you need to use asset tag ? what are you trying to do if you want to install dell windows xp OEM or dell vista oem it will activate on the virtual machine without the vmware modded bios it will not activate:)