Vmware Workstation 6.5 and VMWAREBIOS ROM !

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by thegorre, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. thegorre

    thegorre MDL Novice

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    Hi everybody !
    I've just installed VMware 6.5 WS and i tried to test the famous VMBIOS ROM
    I put into the VMX file the line :
    bios440.filename = "VMBIOS_ASUS_SLIC&SLP.ROM"
    at the top of the file !
    then i registered and open vmware
    Has it boot : i didn't see no ASUS bios
    Ive tried also with DEL, HP , and the same pb !

    are those ROM compatible with Vmware 6.5 or should i reinstall an older version !

    It is very strange !! isn't it ?

    If some one have an idea ?
     
  2. Barney Rubble

    Barney Rubble MDL Novice

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    #2 Barney Rubble, Oct 9, 2008
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    I don't know if older ROMs are compatible with WS 6.5, but you can find modified ROMs for WS 6.5 in this thread. Reports suggest that they work just fine.
     
  3. thegorre

    thegorre MDL Novice

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    Thanks
    But i've tried those files !!
    What is stonish is that i succeed with an older VMBIOSOEM dell !
    This works fine, because when i start my VM i can see in little on VmWare 6.5 Bios Startup, OEM written in little !!
    So the ROM passes !

    Does this little logo : OEM appears also on other ROM ? like ASUS HP ?
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    because you don't see i,e HP or dell logo when booting up has got nothing to do with it the bios patches this is a virtual machine and the mods are only done so you can check if it activates with your brand i,e, HP or Del e.c.t if machine activates with OEM CD /DVD then whats the problem....
     
  5. something2

    something2 Guest

    Problem is that Vmware Workstation 6.5 doesn't support bios440.filename any longer. Only if the patched Bios ROM is direct integraded in vmware-vmx.exe.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Wrong the rom file has been posted also.
     
  7. reginakampher

    reginakampher MDL Addicted

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    #7 reginakampher, Oct 11, 2008
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    It does support it. I tested it before posting the modified ROM file.
     
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  8. something2

    something2 Guest

    Sorry my mistake

    Ok, I created a new VM and it's working. But no go for my old VM created with Workstation 5.5.6. (thougth converting it to "Default hardware compatibility 6.5" and using a 6.5 Bios would be enough but it isn't)
     
  9. thegorre

    thegorre MDL Novice

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    So
    to resum :
    What can i do :
    i downdload the ROM with the vmware-vmx.exe then i can test to activate ?
    What key can i use ?
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    you will need to use OEM and certificate key for whatever bios mod you are using you didnt say. i,e, ASUS Dell e.c.t