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Quickfix: VMWare Server WinXP Pro Guest: install hangs at “installing devices”

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Problem:When installing Windows XP Pro as a guest on VMWare Server 1.06 (host Ubuntu, not that it matters), Windows XP setup hangs at “Installing devices”.

Cause: Windows XP needs a driver for the “virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter”, which is the default in VMWare Server. Previous versions of VMWare did not use this device, so an F6 driver wasn’t needed.


Download vmscsi- (1.4 MB), and mount it as a floppy image in your VM. Hit F6 when Setup asks, hit S, select “VMWare SCSI Controller” and hit ENTER.

VMware Communities – SOLVED: XP Pro 32-bit Guest install hangs during “Installing devices” on Debian Etch Host


Written by jbopensrc

July 1, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Linux, Quickfix, Windows

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