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 PostPost subject: [TUT] Slowing down the VMWare Boot        Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Most modern VMWare versions on adequate hardware go through the BIOS phase too quickly for you to enter setup. However, VMWare have added this config option in the latest version to slow it down.

Simply open the VMX file and add the following to the end of the file.
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bios.bootDelay = "5000"


The 5000 is the milliseconds it will wait.

Also, you can force it to open the BIOS on the next boot by adding this:
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bios.forceSetupOnce = "TRUE"

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TUT] Slowing down the VMWare Boot        Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Thanks Hounsell, for that info.. I always wondered if there was a way around the bios boot time.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TUT] Slowing down the VMWare Boot        Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:50 pm 
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Too bad you can't do this on an actual pc, mine POSTs too fast, and I usually can't get into setup without forcing a keyboard error or pressing the button as fast as i can after hitting the power button...


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TUT] Slowing down the VMWare Boot        Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:51 pm 
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Excellent bit of info, thanks. Can't believe it's taken them this long to do something about it though. Hammering keys and resetting over and over while trying to get into the boot menu has been unbelievably frustrating for at least a year or two now.


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TUT] Slowing down the VMWare Boot        Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:17 am 
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Funny, I never even thought to look and see if such an option existed. I did, however, look in the virtual bios many times, and cried a little inside when I couldn't find such an option. Thanks for the info - it's greatly appreciated. :D

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