Windows 10: VMWare installing Linux / Windows VM's with NVme Disks

Discus and support VMWare installing Linux / Windows VM's with NVme Disks in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Hi folks on Windows latest VMWare releases (>15.5.6 ) allow the use of an NVme driver -- works super well on bog standard SSD's too. For Windows VM's... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by jimbo45, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    VMWare installing Linux / Windows VM's with NVme Disks


    Hi folks
    on Windows latest VMWare releases (>15.5.6 ) allow the use of an NVme driver -- works super well on bog standard SSD's too.

    For Windows VM's -- no problem just install your VM.

    However there's a catch when installing a Linux distro from a live distro (those that give you the option to "Install to hard disk").

    What you have to do is to make the HDD "Writeable" otherwise some linux distros won't install as there's no HDD to install on !!!.

    to do that do the following (In the VM of course)

    1) sudo mkdir /mnt/test
    2) make any file system on the nvme disk -- e.g mkfs.ext4 -f /dev/<nvme0xx> where vnm etc is the device nr of the nvme disk -- to get the device nr simpy type lsblk which lists all the "block" devices in the system i.e HDD's, USB sticks, DVD's etc.
    3) mount /dev/<nvme0xx> -t auto -o rw /mnt/test
    4) sudo chown -R liveuser /mnt/test (or whatever user is assigned to the "liveuser")

    now your install will have write access and should proceed just fine


    VMWare installing Linux / Windows VM's with NVme Disks [​IMG]


    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Jul 28, 2020
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  2. Derek12 Win User

    Running your Browser in a VM?

    • Install VMware Player or Virtualbox, VMware being faster in my experience
    • Create a VM with sufficent RAM HD and all CPU cores
    • Install Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian or some lightweight distro with Xcfe or LXDE
    • Install VMware/Virtualbox tools
    • Almost any distro comes with Firefox
    • Install Ublock Origin/Noscript/Ghostery
    • Disable cookies with a whitelist/use private browsing.
    In my experience, running a browser through a VM can slow down scrolling smoothness, video playback and increase ping delay
     
    Derek12, Jul 28, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 installer don't detect NVMe drive

    Thanks. This helped but only partly.

    NVMe disk is now listed in choose-disk step but installer says that its unable to install WIndows on this disk because it has MBR partition. Windows can only be installed on GPT disks in EFI systems.

    What should i do now ?
     
    WojciechCe, Jul 28, 2020
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  4. VMWare installing Linux / Windows VM's with NVme Disks

    Can we run Windows 10 on a VMWare VM?

    my company would like to use Windows on a VMWare Vm. The host is a VMWAre server and we don't care which Windows version we use except that the VM will be configured with 2 CPU and 1 TB of disk and single user.

    I hear tell that Windows 10 USB would work but has anyone actually had experience doinf this pleasE?

    thanks heaps

    norm
     
    normanwheatley, Jul 28, 2020
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