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VMware Server 1.0.4 Guest OS Microsoft XP not seeing SCSI  hard drive upon install

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Trying to install Microsoft Windows XP Pro to a VMWare Server (v. 1.0.4)
HD is SCSI 0:0.  Windows install does not see any HD.
I have looked at the solution titled - Guest OS Microsoft XP did not find hard drive upon install - but we do not have an SCSI controller installed in the virtual machine, nor was there any option to do so during the VM setup.
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You may need to press F6 during the install and use a SCSI driver disk from the following site: http://www.vmware.com/download/server/drivers_tools.html - this has the .flp virtual floppy files.

If you still have issues, you may want to switch from using busogic scsi to lsi scsi adapter (or vice versa).

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>>If you still have issues, you may want to switch from using busogic scsi to lsi scsi adapter (or vice versa).<<

Thank you but I do not see an option to switch the adaptor in VMWare Server.
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Ok, I might be thinking of a different product.

Did the floppy work on the install? That should work with the .flp file mounted / pressing f6 during xp install.

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My host OS  Windows Server 2003 doesn't recognize the .flp file, I'm trying to find something that will open it
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here is a post on the BusLogic / LSI Logic options: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/95251
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You can mount the flp file to the virtual floppy device on the VM:

If you go to the settings on the VM, select floppy, you should have an option "Use floppy image file". Browse for the .flp file to attach. Then you should be able to use the f6 driver install during the beginning of the XP install process.

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thanks so much - will try that and let you know.
I appreciate the help
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Thank you  Brent!
For future reference, I set up the virtual machine with typical options other than the SCSI disk. Downloaded the ftp file recommended, set that up as you specified and XP installed perfectly
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