This morning I was trying to install Ubuntu Server on my VMWare using VMWare player. The installation is on an ISO file. So, I mount the ISO file to a VMWare’s CD-ROM device setting. But, after I booted the VMWare I barely can see the BIOS information, and I can’t enter the BIOS in order to change the booting sequence.
I found a useful information from VMWare forum:
It suggest to delay the boot to 5 seconds by adding the following line into the vmx file.
bios.bootDelay = “5000”
Mmmm… Now I can see the boot information and am able to enter the VMWare BIOS by pressing F2 button.
Edit: There is another way to enter VMWare BIOS, it’s also by editing the vmx file:
bios.forceSetupOnce = “TRUE”
When the virtual machine runs, it will directly enter the BIOS, but only one time, because “bios.forceSetupOnce” option will set to “FALSE” automatically. Read this article for more detail.