VMware virtual machines
The boot screen of the Virtual Machine in VMware, very often, takes less than a blink of an eye. How to display it longer? Simply insert a new parameter in the configuration file.
VMware, as we all know, is virtualization software that comes in several versions: those addressed to the public desktop VMware Player, Free, and the counterparty paid VMware Workstation. The virtualized operating system is in all respects similar to a real.
As known, the computer always starts with the usual boot screen, which are searched for bootable devices such as CD ROMs, hard drives and so on. This screen, which is the option to press ESC to select a device to boot, and takes a few seconds in reality, in the virtual machine.
How, then, to use the commands in this screen without it running away?
Simple. Each virtual machine also virtualizes your BIOS and your boot screen, then in the configuration file can set rules on the matter.
In the context of this article, we will insert a rule in the configuration file to ensure that the boot screen is displayed for a period of time at our discretion.
We close the virtual machine
This change must be made to the virtual machine off. Then make sure that the VM is involved arrested (NOT pause) and, just to be safe, that VMware is closed.
Localize the configuration file
The configuration file of the virtual machine vmx format and is located within the directory that contains all other files. Generally, unless otherwise set by the user, all virtual machines are located in My Documents, My Virtual Machines subfolder.
Once you have located the directory, we find that as the only vmx file name has the name assigned to the virtual machine. There will be several files with that name, but the only one that interests us is what, precisely, vmx format.
Select it with the right mouse button and in Open With, choose our favorite text editor (or use the items in the same context menu, choose according to the editor).
I would recommend Notepad++, especially for reasons like these. Once opened, the file will look like.
VMware virtual machines
We make the change
In any position, preferably at the beginning of the file, insert the line = 4500 bios.bootdelay within appropriate carriage returns, so that the file looks like this.
The number 4500, in milliseconds, indicates the length of the screen and can be customized at will to suit your needs. In principle, I remind you that a second is expressed with 1000 milliseconds.
Save the file and start the virtual machine, so that changes can be made. Ensure that the screen placed at the beginning, not the same as that which appears after the application of the technique.
While the first owner and has the logo used commands, the second depicts a real boot screen.
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