I assume you ran through the wizard to create your VM? As part of this, did you create a disk? The disk creation process should create a .vmdk file within your datastore. Is it failing at this point, or when you try to install windows?
It fails when I try to in stall windows, to be more specific, with non of the 3 scsi controllers windows setup is able to detect the HDD and says that there isnt any.
Assuming you have assigned a VMDK, have you made a floppy with the SCSI drivers on and done an F6 at boot to tell XP to use the VMware SCSI driver?
I've got XP VMs built from a slipstreamed SP3 ISO using the LSI Logic SCSI adapter and had no issues installing them.
How about the ide controllers? I use the defaults from the wizard, and used a windows with sp1 for the install. Do you see the hardware showing up in the vms inventory? Can you confirm that the wizard has created a virtual disk?
Yes I tryed this but this just brought me a litle bit forwards, windows said it couldnt copy the files but at least win setup showed me the HDD.
Why do you think there is no vmdk? You see what hardware th vm has
It's not a problem of missing files, its a problem with a game-station aka windows
For the thread-starter:
Why must it be scsi with a windows-guest?
It's simply unlogical to use not supported and recommended VIRTUAL HARDWARE
One of the proftis using virtual machines is to get independet of hardware and you generate this dependencies just for fun on another level?
I want SCSI because of this: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/166061 it seams SCSI solves the issue on VM Server 2, I already confirmed thst it realy works by cloning a IDE XP ont to a SCSI disk using win PE than removing the IDE disk and booting, so it works and it soves my previuse problem, but windows setup does not work as it should in this scenario, and makes the process unnececery complicated.
How is your XP media being presented - physical CD or ISO image? Presumably the media is ok? How have you assigned a CD drive o the VM - exclusive/emulated, SCIS/IDE?
Can you boot the VM with a BartPE/WinPE ISO and check you can read the XP media ok and run a chkdsk of your virtual hard drive? Shoiuldn't need to but trying to work out where the problem is.
Its a ISO that works when installing to IDE HDD.
Its connected as a Virtual IDE CD, trying SCSI resulted in a crash of the installer.
I can boot WinPE and access booth IDE and SCSI HDD's ok secund only when I install the drivers with F6.