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Re: VMWare v4.5 & FC3

I just can tell you that it happened the same to me. I guess it has to
be related to the hard disk drivers. BTW are you using SCSI or IDE?
Try the following:
1- Change Disk DMA Settings (if you have it on then turn off or the other way)

Because when I did it the other way (FC3 host with a virtual running
xp sp2) the fc3 and the XP boots in no time.

But in your config, i speed it up doing this (i had an ATA medley controller)
1- virtual disk NOT in the same physical disk as the windows swap
2- winxp sp2 was defragmented
3- i had to tell winxp to disable dma
4- i had a 133 mhz bus with proper ata cables
5- virus scanner: manually exclude the virtual disk files.

Let me know if it helps


On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:20:30 -0500, Lotsa Cabo <lotsacabo spamjammer com> wrote:
> Okay, what gives?  I just installed FC3 into VMWare v4.5 on an XP host.
> Man, is it SLOOOOOOOOOW!  It took almost 45 minutes just to boot.  My
> configuration is as follows:
>    PIII 1.2 GHz
>    WinXP Pro SP2
>    512MB with 256MB dedicated to the virtual machine
>    VM hard drive image is 5GB (all allocated)
>    VM hard drive image is on a partition by itself
> Can someone please explain to me why this is happening and how to get it up
> to a livable speed.
> Thanx,
> Ryan
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