Friday, March 23, 2012

FW: Vmware VM won't boot with 2 IDE drives

Vmware VM won't boot with Two IDE drives
Friday, March 23, 2012
Had a 2003 server that I virtualized. I added a second IDE drive while the VM was running (Vmware licensed for Enterprise).
After shutting it down, it would not boot. I discovered that the drive with the OS had become drive 2 so Windows picked it up as drive D instead of Drive C.

I removed the drive 1 and rebooted.
I went back in and added the second drive as a SCSI drive.
Vmware will pick up the IDE drive before the SCSI drives, thus avoiding the original problem.