4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2012 9:48 AM by supadupacheez

    No place for swap file (install XP Pro on Win 7)

    supadupacheez Lurker

      MY Goal:  To use XP Pro as a VM with internet access and access to the rest of my network.

       

       

      My Host Configuration:

       

      OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1
      RAM: 8gb
      Hard Disk (main): SATA 284gb
      Hard Disk (second): SATA 1TB
      Optical Drive: Blu-ray SATA
      Internet Access: Connected to Router ---> Cable Modem
      Security: Windows Essentials and Avast!

      Software: VMWare Workstation 8.0.1 build-528992

       

       

      Level Expertise: I know my way around a computer but I have almost no experience with VM's

       

       

      Problem #1:  After creating a new VM via Workstation (using all 'defaults' where applicable), I get a BSOD that states it cannot find a place to put a swap file.

       

       

      Problem #2:  Once I run the created VM, Caldera starts and runs through it's process and then dumps me at a [DR-DOS] A:\> prompt. (shouldn't it go directly into XP setup?)

       

       

      Steps I have taken:  I have tried many different things that I have found in this forum (and others).  Tried switching just about every configuration option to no avail. I even tried Virtual PC and received the same error (so I know it's not a problem with the VMWare program itself).

       

       

      I would appreciate any/all help.

      Thanks.

       

      VM Setup File:

       

      .encoding = "windows-1252"
      config.version = "8"
      virtualHW.version = "8"
      scsi0.present = "TRUE"
      memsize = "512"
      scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
      scsi0:0.fileName = "Windows XP Professional.vmdk"
      ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
      ide1:0.fileName = "E:"
      ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
      floppy0.fileType = "file"
      floppy0.fileName = "autoinst.flp"
      floppy0.clientDevice = "FALSE"
      ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
      ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
      ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
      ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
      usb.present = "TRUE"
      ehci.present = "TRUE"
      sound.present = "TRUE"
      sound.fileName = "-1"
      sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
      mks.enable3d = "TRUE"
      serial0.present = "TRUE"
      serial0.fileType = "thinprint"
      pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
      pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
      pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
      pciBridge4.functions = "8"
      pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
      pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
      pciBridge5.functions = "8"
      pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
      pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
      pciBridge6.functions = "8"
      pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
      pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
      pciBridge7.functions = "8"
      vmci0.present = "TRUE"
      hpet0.present = "TRUE"
      usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"
      buslogic.noDriver = "FALSE"
      displayName = "Windows XP Professional"
      guestOS = "winxppro"
      nvram = "Windows XP Professional.nvram"
      virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
      easyInstall.keepFloppy = "TRUE"
      powerType.powerOff = "hard"
      powerType.powerOn = "hard"
      powerType.suspend = "hard"
      powerType.reset = "hard"
      extendedConfigFile = "Windows XP Professional.vmxf"
      ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:10:1a:4c"
      vmci0.id = "772807244"
      uuid.location = "56 4d ee 97 2b 40 d6 56-c4 e0 7a e8 2e 10 1a 4c"
      uuid.bios = "56 4d ee 97 2b 40 d6 56-c4 e0 7a e8 2e 10 1a 4c"
      cleanShutdown = "FALSE"
      replay.supported = "FALSE"
      replay.filename = ""
      scsi0:0.redo = ""
      pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
      pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
      pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
      pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
      pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
      scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
      usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"
      ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
      sound.pciSlotNumber = "34"
      ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"
      vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"
      usb:0.present = "TRUE"
      usb:1.present = "TRUE"
      ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
      vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "134217728"
      usb:0.deviceType = "hid"
      usb:0.port = "0"
      usb:0.parent = "-1"
      usb:1.speed = "2"
      usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
      usb:1.port = "1"
      usb:1.parent = "-1"