Larger BFS harddrive images for VMWare Player


I’ve created some empty bfs harddrive images that you can use to store large files in a place that is easily accessible from Haiku. These will not disappear when you test a new Haiku revision in VMWare Player. (see )


  1. Pick an image you would like to use (2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20 gigabytes) Don’t worry, they will only take up space when you start using them.
  2. Place it in the same directory as where you have your haiku.vmdk and haiku.vmx
  3. Add these lines to your haiku.vmx: (make sure you replace ide0:1.present = “FALSE”)

    ide0:1.present = "TRUE"
    ide0:1.fileName = "— replace with your image name —"
    ide0:1.deviceType = "disk"
    ide0:1.mode = "persistent"
    ide0:1.redo = ""
    ide0:1.writeThrough = "FALSE"
    ide0:1.startConnected = “FALSE”
  4. Start Haiku in VMWare player
  5. Now you can mount the image with a right click on the desktop -> Mount -> your_image

What are you waiting for? Try it out, download large stuff and play with it!