Major problems uploading Virtual machine?? HELP!

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    Hi there,

    So I’ve 99% finished my win 7 image, and I’m getting it ready to upload to FOG, but I tried to register it as a host, but there seems to be a problem with this, as it doesn’t seem to recognize the virtual machine?? I was under the impression you could make the image in a Virtual machine then upload to fog?

    Here are the errors I’m getting:



    Then after that I get the “Hard drive not found!”,

    I’m using win 7 professional running as a Virtual Machine in VMware workstation 8.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Yeah. I didn’t realize choakem had resurrected a 7 month old thread. Thanks for updating the WIKI though!

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    [quote=“chad-bisd, post: 5459, member: 18”][url][/url]

    searching the wiki for “vmware” led me straight to it.[/quote]

    That’s only been updated since this thread was created.

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    searching the wiki for “vmware” led me straight to it.

  • I only downloaded Fog today and starting to play with the possibilities it has to offer. Your kind post helped me solve one(of many) problems I’m having but making slow and steady progress.
    Thanks for posting this fix - it has helped me and probably many others.

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    So a few people viewed this but had no guess at the problem, so I thought I should post this as a response, I solve the problem, or rather figured out what was causing the problem.

    The hard drive controller was SCSI, not IDE! I did not know when starting to make my image that for fog to work it has to be IDE, none of the resources I was following mentioned this. I did find a page once I figured out the problem, which had once sentence on it saying don’t use SCSI for VM.

    So I will just rebuild the image. Hopefully in the future others don’t have this problem. Maybe this is a very obvious fact for some but for me I didn’t even consider it. I really should have registered my VM host with FOG before I even started building the image, but I didn’t. I have now, and will not make that mistake again!

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    I seem to be able to register an XP machine ok?