Wednesday, December 17, 2014

VMware Player Free and changing boot devices.

VMWare player free doesn't include all the settings that the commercial editions offer. In order to boot an iso, you must hand edit the *.vmx file and add the following settings.

bios.bootOrder = "cdrom,hdd,floppy"
bios.hddOrder = "scsi0:0,ide1:0"

Adding the above information allowed me to install fedora 21 over my existing fedora 20.

Tip: After installation, I powered the vm off. Removed the above lines and removed the fedora iso from the vmware cd drive.