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ShawnYong
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Unable to install W2k from W2k iso file.

Hi guys,

I have created a test VM with all default options.

1 CPU , 256MB Ram , 4GB HD.

I made a ISO copy of Windows 2000 Advanced Server CD and loaded it into the CD/DVD Drive.

I am able to boot into the Windows Setup screen but once I tried to continue setup, it prompts me that Windows Setup cannot find a Hard-Disk installed into my VM.

I tried using my W2k3 iso image and Setup works fine.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Windows 2000 needs SCSI drivers added to the install process to recognize the virtual hard drive if you're using the LSI Logic virtual adapter.

http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/common/guest_win_scsidrv.html

If you switch the VM to use the BusLogic adapter, then the install CD will have the drivers.

There's a link here for the LSI driver

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=483271&;

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oreeh
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What virtual SCSI controller is configured in the VM?

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ShawnYong
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SCSI Setting was LSI logic. Changed it to Bus Logic and it works fine now.

Thanks!

By the way, isthere any major difference between Bus and LSI logic?

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Dave_Mishchenko
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The LSI card is a bit newer and better performing.

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ESX2_Storage_Performance.pdf

If you plan to create a W2K cluster you'll need to use the LSI drivers.

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tdisalvo
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Shawn,

I am dying for a Windows 2000 Advanced server ISO. My company has a Volume licses agreement with MS. I have contacted them and they are looking for a copy of it but from what my rep said it does not look good. I am not trying to pirate anything. I need the original ISO in order to repair a corrupt os. The mouse and keyboard drivers are not working so the box is briked.

Please help if you can.

Tony

tdisalvo@amcastle.com

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