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    Default BackTrack Boot Sequence on VMware

    Hi,

    I've been trying to figure this out pretty much all day. My boot sequence in BackTrack takes a very long time because it goes through this buslogic bt-958 initialization. Unfortunately, because of either VMware or the boot up scripts in rc.d it goes through checking sd drives that aren't there. I have a drive sda that I want checked I think, but I don't want b-p or whatever it is to be checked. I just wanted to know if anyone knew where the buslogic script was or what script I had to change to edit this. I checked out my rc.S script and my fstab/proc/sysfs files, folders, and scripts, but I couldn't find anything that had to do with buslogic. Has anyone else had this problem, or does anyone have a clue as to where to look? Thanks.

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    Just to really understand it, you have BT installed on your harddrive and also have VMWare installed or do you have BT installed in a VMWare?
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    BT is installed on VMware

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    A little search provided this guide.

    It is also usable for BT3 Beta. I also had a look in the wiki but haven't found a proper link in there besides the vmware fusion one.
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    http ://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii167/vienessewaltzer/backtracksnap.jpg


    That's what backtrack is doing upon booting. It does this every time. I just need to know how to make it not go through every single sd device it thinks the VM has. That tutorial is a good tutorial for installing BT, but I've already installed it and have it running. It's just checking for too much junk in the boot sequence. Sorry, I'm not sure if my problem was clearly defined in the first post, but hopefully this will clear things up. Thanks a bunch.



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    Is your SCSI Controller set to LsiLogic or BusLogic?

    Also pastebin your .vmx file and post the link here; this would help in seeing what might be wrong.
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    it's buslogic and which vmx file do you want?

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    Ok I figured this one out. In the .vmx file I had to change the scsi controller to lsilogic. This would be a good thing to note for new users to vmware installs of backtrack or any other version of linux. Here is my new .vmx file. Thanks for the help.....



    config.version = "8"
    virtualHW.version = "4"
    scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
    scsi0.present = "TRUE"
    memsize = "256"
    scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
    scsi0:0.fileName = "Other Linux-000001.vmdk"
    ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
    ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"
    ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
    floppy0.fileName = "A:"
    Ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
    displayName = "BackTrack"
    guestOS = "otherlinux"
    priority.grabbed = "normal"
    priority.ungrabbed = "normal"

    scsi0:0.redo = ""
    ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
    uuid.location = "56 4d f7 f3 96 d6 1a 72-10 61 7a 18 70 8d bc 8d"
    uuid.bios = "56 4d f7 f3 96 d6 1a 72-10 61 7a 18 70 8d bc 8d"
    ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
    ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:8d:bc:8d"
    ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

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