vmware and ez430

Started by Chetan Bhargava July 23, 2008
Hi Chetan,

We are using the 7.2.8 Build-55017.

I will logon to our system and will make some screenshots how the driver is
linked in and setup.

Regards,
Ferry
-----Original Message-----
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of
Chetan Bhargava
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 09:37 PM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430

Hi Ferdinand,

what version of vmware tools are you running on the guest OS?

The version I have is 7.2.9 build-93057

Regards,

Chetan
--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> Yes, we use the TI drivers Ez430, our OS is Windows XP Service Pack 2.
>
> We don't have Vista official yet as this isn't a supported platform
in our
> own tool chain currently.
>
> You need the VMware USB drivers release 2.0 which come with the VMware
> Tools, these will support this VM machine to Host bridge function
for the
> USB ports.
>
> Regards,
> Ferdinand
>

Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430

Hi Chetan,

I have tested the similar Guest OS environment you should have, I used the
following configuration:

Hardware:
- DELL Latitude D620 notebook

Software:
Host OS
- Windows XP/SP2

Guest OS
- VMware Workstation 6.0.4 (downloaded latest release) / Player 6.0.4
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 (our standard baseline)
- IAR 430 Kickstart in TI 430 Tools site (downloaded slac050s [FET-R512])
- used the eZ430 F2013 stick

You need to point when installing to the IAR directory / 430 / drivers /
winxp
the TIUSB and Serial drivers will be installed now.

See below link of my screen shot (in the photo albums / Miscellaneous...
http://tech.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/msp430/photos/view/fe61?b

I can compile, download and debug on the eZ430 F2013 stick.

I even thought OK, let's get SP3 on and see if any changes. Everything
worked fine as well.

So my conclusion is that there must be a driver which is not correct
installed/loaded or is blocking the ports
from another application or tool, because this clean install work fine for
me.

Regards,
Ferry
-----Original Message-----
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of
Chetan Bhargava
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 09:25 PM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430

Vmware tools were already installed in the guest OS before I installed
the TI Driver.

As you can see, the screen-shots here have the little vmware tools
icon is the system tray.

http://cid-9fef434780b4a471.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!9FEF434780B4A471!108/

Thanks,

Chetan
--- In m..., "djlarue" wrote:
>
> --- In m..., "Chetan Bhargava" wrote:
> >
> > My guest OS is windows XP SP2 and USB 2.0 drivers are already there do
> > I have to install another set of drivers from VMware?
> > it is likely you will want to do this since USB support is shuffled
> from the host to the guest and that is the domain of VMware drivers.
> Having VMwares USB drivers in the guest is probably like adding the
> VMware tools to the guest. It just runs so much better.
>

Thanks Ferry,

Let me start from scratch again. I have a VM with fresh installed XP.

Will post results soon.

Thanks.

Chetan

--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> I have tested the similar Guest OS environment you should have, I
used the
> following configuration:
>
> Hardware:
> - DELL Latitude D620 notebook
>
> Software:
> Host OS
> - Windows XP/SP2
>
> Guest OS
> - VMware Workstation 6.0.4 (downloaded latest release) / Player 6.0.4
> - Windows XP Service Pack 2 (our standard baseline)
> - IAR 430 Kickstart in TI 430 Tools site (downloaded slac050s
[FET-R512])
> - used the eZ430 F2013 stick
>
> You need to point when installing to the IAR directory / 430 / drivers /
> winxp
> the TIUSB and Serial drivers will be installed now.
>
> See below link of my screen shot (in the photo albums / Miscellaneous...
> http://tech.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/msp430/photos/view/fe61?b
>
> I can compile, download and debug on the eZ430 F2013 stick.
>
> I even thought OK, let's get SP3 on and see if any changes. Everything
> worked fine as well.
>
> So my conclusion is that there must be a driver which is not correct
> installed/loaded or is blocking the ports
> from another application or tool, because this clean install work
fine for
> me.
>
> Regards,
> Ferry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: m... [mailto:m...] On
Behalf Of
> Chetan Bhargava
> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 09:25 PM
> To: m...
> Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430
>
> Vmware tools were already installed in the guest OS before I installed
> the TI Driver.
>
> As you can see, the screen-shots here have the little vmware tools
> icon is the system tray.
http://cid-9fef434780b4a471.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!9FEF434780B4A471!108/
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chetan
> --- In m..., "djlarue" wrote:
> >
> > --- In m..., "Chetan Bhargava" wrote:
> > >
> > > My guest OS is windows XP SP2 and USB 2.0 drivers are already
there do
> > > I have to install another set of drivers from VMware?
> > >
> >
> > it is likely you will want to do this since USB support is shuffled
> > from the host to the guest and that is the domain of VMware drivers.
> > Having VMwares USB drivers in the guest is probably like adding the
> > VMware tools to the guest. It just runs so much better.
> >
Hi Ferry,

Thanks for taking time and replicating the situation.

Looks like this time I'm out of luck too :-(

Here is what I did
1. Took a clean fresh XP installed VM (no drivers / sp , etc)
2. Installed SP2
3. Installed VMware tools (2.0.0, build-101586)
4. Restart VM
5. Installed Kickstart V4.11A (FET R512 / slac050s)
6. Connected the EZ430-F2013 to the host USB
7. Host found new hardware and tried to install the drivers. Ignored
the host and cancelled the driver installation.
8. Connected the TI USB to the VM
9. VM detected new hardware. Did not allow to connect to internet to
find driver, specified location of the driver: C:\Program Files\IAR
Systems\Embedded Workbench 5.0\430\drivers\TIUSBFET\WinXP
10. The driver was found and windows complained about not being
signed. Allowed the installation of unsigned driver.
11. Found another driver, pointed to the same directory, allowed the
installation of unsigned driver.
12. All drivers were installed properly. Verified two drivers from TI
in device manager. Verified no yellow marks in device manager.
13 started Embedded workbench and opened flash led workspace, selected
the correct device MSP430F2013 in project options, rebuilt all, hit
ctrl-D and got fatal error.
Till now I have tried three hosts and saw the same problem.

My copy of XP is version 2002 VL Media

I'm building a new machine and will install Linux / Vmware Wks 6 and
then will create a new vm again.

Regards,

Chetan
--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> I have tested the similar Guest OS environment you should have, I
used the
> following configuration:
>
> Hardware:
> - DELL Latitude D620 notebook
>
> Software:
> Host OS
> - Windows XP/SP2
>
> Guest OS
> - VMware Workstation 6.0.4 (downloaded latest release) / Player 6.0.4
> - Windows XP Service Pack 2 (our standard baseline)
> - IAR 430 Kickstart in TI 430 Tools site (downloaded slac050s
[FET-R512])
> - used the eZ430 F2013 stick
>
> You need to point when installing to the IAR directory / 430 / drivers /
> winxp
> the TIUSB and Serial drivers will be installed now.
>
> See below link of my screen shot (in the photo albums / Miscellaneous...
> http://tech.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/msp430/photos/view/fe61?b
>
> I can compile, download and debug on the eZ430 F2013 stick.
>
> I even thought OK, let's get SP3 on and see if any changes. Everything
> worked fine as well.
>
> So my conclusion is that there must be a driver which is not correct
> installed/loaded or is blocking the ports
> from another application or tool, because this clean install work
fine for
> me.
>
> Regards,
> Ferry
>

Hi Chetan,

I would recommend the Digi Box this is the Ethernet to USB converter. We use
this for all our customer support request replications.
http://www.digi.com/products/usb/anywhereusb.jsp this product we use under
Linux Redhat 4, and Windows variations.

Regards,
Ferry

-----Original Message-----
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of
Chetan Bhargava
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 05:48 AM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430

Hi Ferry,

Thanks for taking time and replicating the situation.

Looks like this time I'm out of luck too :-(

Here is what I did
1. Took a clean fresh XP installed VM (no drivers / sp , etc)
2. Installed SP2
3. Installed VMware tools (2.0.0, build-101586)
4. Restart VM
5. Installed Kickstart V4.11A (FET R512 / slac050s)
6. Connected the EZ430-F2013 to the host USB
7. Host found new hardware and tried to install the drivers. Ignored
the host and cancelled the driver installation.
8. Connected the TI USB to the VM
9. VM detected new hardware. Did not allow to connect to internet to
find driver, specified location of the driver: C:\Program Files\IAR
Systems\Embedded Workbench 5.0\430\drivers\TIUSBFET\WinXP
10. The driver was found and windows complained about not being
signed. Allowed the installation of unsigned driver.
11. Found another driver, pointed to the same directory, allowed the
installation of unsigned driver.
12. All drivers were installed properly. Verified two drivers from TI
in device manager. Verified no yellow marks in device manager.
13 started Embedded workbench and opened flash led workspace, selected
the correct device MSP430F2013 in project options, rebuilt all, hit
ctrl-D and got fatal error.
Till now I have tried three hosts and saw the same problem.

My copy of XP is version 2002 VL Media

I'm building a new machine and will install Linux / Vmware Wks 6 and
then will create a new vm again.

Regards,

Chetan
--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> I have tested the similar Guest OS environment you should have, I
used the
> following configuration:
>
> Hardware:
> - DELL Latitude D620 notebook
>
> Software:
> Host OS
> - Windows XP/SP2
>
> Guest OS
> - VMware Workstation 6.0.4 (downloaded latest release) / Player 6.0.4
> - Windows XP Service Pack 2 (our standard baseline)
> - IAR 430 Kickstart in TI 430 Tools site (downloaded slac050s
[FET-R512])
> - used the eZ430 F2013 stick
>
> You need to point when installing to the IAR directory / 430 / drivers /
> winxp
> the TIUSB and Serial drivers will be installed now.
>
> See below link of my screen shot (in the photo albums / Miscellaneous...
> http://tech.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/msp430/photos/view/fe61?b
>
> I can compile, download and debug on the eZ430 F2013 stick.
>
> I even thought OK, let's get SP3 on and see if any changes. Everything
> worked fine as well.
>
> So my conclusion is that there must be a driver which is not correct
> installed/loaded or is blocking the ports
> from another application or tool, because this clean install work
fine for
> me.
>
> Regards,
> Ferry
>

Hi Ferry,

The digi box ($350) will be an overkill :-)

I tried clean install today and no luck. Like you mentioned before, it
goes into enumeration loop. How did you fix the enumeration loop problem?

Here are some screen shots from today's work

http://cid-9fef434780b4a471.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!9FEF434780B4A471!123/

Regards,

Chetan

--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> I would recommend the Digi Box this is the Ethernet to USB
converter. We use
> this for all our customer support request replications.
> http://www.digi.com/products/usb/anywhereusb.jsp this product we use
under
> Linux Redhat 4, and Windows variations.
>
> Regards,
> Ferry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: m... [mailto:m...] On
Behalf Of
> Chetan Bhargava
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 05:48 AM
> To: m...
> Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430
>
> Hi Ferry,
>
> Thanks for taking time and replicating the situation.
>
> Looks like this time I'm out of luck too :-(
>
> Here is what I did
> 1. Took a clean fresh XP installed VM (no drivers / sp , etc)
> 2. Installed SP2
> 3. Installed VMware tools (2.0.0, build-101586)
> 4. Restart VM
> 5. Installed Kickstart V4.11A (FET R512 / slac050s)
> 6. Connected the EZ430-F2013 to the host USB
> 7. Host found new hardware and tried to install the drivers. Ignored
> the host and cancelled the driver installation.
> 8. Connected the TI USB to the VM
> 9. VM detected new hardware. Did not allow to connect to internet to
> find driver, specified location of the driver: C:\Program Files\IAR
> Systems\Embedded Workbench 5.0\430\drivers\TIUSBFET\WinXP
> 10. The driver was found and windows complained about not being
> signed. Allowed the installation of unsigned driver.
> 11. Found another driver, pointed to the same directory, allowed the
> installation of unsigned driver.
> 12. All drivers were installed properly. Verified two drivers from TI
> in device manager. Verified no yellow marks in device manager.
> 13 started Embedded workbench and opened flash led workspace, selected
> the correct device MSP430F2013 in project options, rebuilt all, hit
> ctrl-D and got fatal error.
> Till now I have tried three hosts and saw the same problem.
>
> My copy of XP is version 2002 VL Media
>
> I'm building a new machine and will install Linux / Vmware Wks 6 and
> then will create a new vm again.
>
> Regards,
>
> Chetan
> --- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
> >
> > Hi Chetan,
> >
> > I have tested the similar Guest OS environment you should have, I
> used the
> > following configuration:
> >
> > Hardware:
> > - DELL Latitude D620 notebook
> >
> > Software:
> > Host OS
> > - Windows XP/SP2
> >
> > Guest OS
> > - VMware Workstation 6.0.4 (downloaded latest release) / Player 6.0.4
> > - Windows XP Service Pack 2 (our standard baseline)
> > - IAR 430 Kickstart in TI 430 Tools site (downloaded slac050s
> [FET-R512])
> > - used the eZ430 F2013 stick
> >
> > You need to point when installing to the IAR directory / 430 /
drivers /
> > winxp
> > the TIUSB and Serial drivers will be installed now.
> >
> > See below link of my screen shot (in the photo albums /
Miscellaneous...
> > http://tech.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/msp430/photos/view/fe61?b
> >
> > I can compile, download and debug on the eZ430 F2013 stick.
> >
> > I even thought OK, let's get SP3 on and see if any changes. Everything
> > worked fine as well.
> >
> > So my conclusion is that there must be a driver which is not correct
> > installed/loaded or is blocking the ports
> > from another application or tool, because this clean install work
> fine for
> > me.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ferry
> >
>
Hi Chetan,

The enumeration problem only occurred with my release 1.x VMware drivers,
never with the release 2.x drivers.
My other problem is that I can't test on any other hardware as we have only
Dell equipment in the office.
But to my mind this should not be the problem. When you go back to the host
OS, is their some special software
Loaded? I know that the TI USB drivers are not 100% certified and compliant
with Windows but this should not be a major problem.

As mentioned I see the same configuration as you, the moment I start up
Workbench and compile and download (flash) the stick it work fine.
I'm lost here at this moment, as I would need to test on a environment which
is not clean ... I will try my home system which is a ASUS Quad Core... and
replicate the same environment I know for 100% that this is not clean...

Keep you posted...

Ferry

-----Original Message-----
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of
Chetan Bhargava
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 08:40 PM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430

Hi Ferry,

The digi box ($350) will be an overkill :-)

I tried clean install today and no luck. Like you mentioned before, it
goes into enumeration loop. How did you fix the enumeration loop problem?

Here are some screen shots from today's work

http://cid-9fef434780b4a471.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!9FEF434780B4A471!123/

Regards,

Chetan

--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> I would recommend the Digi Box this is the Ethernet to USB
converter. We use
> this for all our customer support request replications.
> http://www.digi.com/products/usb/anywhereusb.jsp this product we use
under
> Linux Redhat 4, and Windows variations.
>
> Regards,
> Ferry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: m... [mailto:m...] On
Behalf Of
> Chetan Bhargava
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 05:48 AM
> To: m...
> Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430
>
> Hi Ferry,
>
> Thanks for taking time and replicating the situation.
>
> Looks like this time I'm out of luck too :-(
>
> Here is what I did
> 1. Took a clean fresh XP installed VM (no drivers / sp , etc)
> 2. Installed SP2
> 3. Installed VMware tools (2.0.0, build-101586)
> 4. Restart VM
> 5. Installed Kickstart V4.11A (FET R512 / slac050s)
> 6. Connected the EZ430-F2013 to the host USB
> 7. Host found new hardware and tried to install the drivers. Ignored
> the host and cancelled the driver installation.
> 8. Connected the TI USB to the VM
> 9. VM detected new hardware. Did not allow to connect to internet to
> find driver, specified location of the driver: C:\Program Files\IAR
> Systems\Embedded Workbench 5.0\430\drivers\TIUSBFET\WinXP
> 10. The driver was found and windows complained about not being
> signed. Allowed the installation of unsigned driver.
> 11. Found another driver, pointed to the same directory, allowed the
> installation of unsigned driver.
> 12. All drivers were installed properly. Verified two drivers from TI
> in device manager. Verified no yellow marks in device manager.
> 13 started Embedded workbench and opened flash led workspace, selected
> the correct device MSP430F2013 in project options, rebuilt all, hit
> ctrl-D and got fatal error.
> Till now I have tried three hosts and saw the same problem.
>
> My copy of XP is version 2002 VL Media
>
> I'm building a new machine and will install Linux / Vmware Wks 6 and
> then will create a new vm again.
>
> Regards,
>
> Chetan
> --- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
> >
> > Hi Chetan,
> >
> > I have tested the similar Guest OS environment you should have, I
> used the
> > following configuration:
> >
> > Hardware:
> > - DELL Latitude D620 notebook
> >
> > Software:
> > Host OS
> > - Windows XP/SP2
> >
> > Guest OS
> > - VMware Workstation 6.0.4 (downloaded latest release) / Player 6.0.4
> > - Windows XP Service Pack 2 (our standard baseline)
> > - IAR 430 Kickstart in TI 430 Tools site (downloaded slac050s
> [FET-R512])
> > - used the eZ430 F2013 stick
> >
> > You need to point when installing to the IAR directory / 430 /
drivers /
> > winxp
> > the TIUSB and Serial drivers will be installed now.
> >
> > See below link of my screen shot (in the photo albums /
Miscellaneous...
> > http://tech.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/msp430/photos/view/fe61?b
> >
> > I can compile, download and debug on the eZ430 F2013 stick.
> >
> > I even thought OK, let's get SP3 on and see if any changes. Everything
> > worked fine as well.
> >
> > So my conclusion is that there must be a driver which is not correct
> > installed/loaded or is blocking the ports
> > from another application or tool, because this clean install work
> fine for
> > me.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ferry
> >
>
Thanks Ferry,

One reason could be my Windows Binaries. My copy of Windows XP is 2002
(no service packs)

Another thing I recall while installing is after installing vmware
tools and SP2 and before connecting the ez430, there is a yellow
question mark for USB (controller maybe). How did you resolve that? In
my case I uninstalled it and restarted the vm and a driver was found.

Can you also post the contents of your vmx file please? My vmx is:

#!/usr/bin/vmware
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "6"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
memsize = "256"
MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "FALSE"

ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "XP-MSP430.vmdk"

#cdrom
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
ide1:0.fileName = "/home/chetan/vm/vmshare/windows.iso"

sharedFolder.option = "alwaysEnabled"
sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.hostPath = "/toucan/user1/vm/vmshare"
sharedFolder0.guestName = "SharedFolder"
sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"
sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
floppy0.fileName = "/dev/fd0"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.fileName = "-1"
sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
svga.vramSize = "16708800"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
displayName = "XP-MSP430"
guestOS = "winxppro"
nvram = "XP-MSP430.nvram"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
RemoteDisplay.vnc.port = "0"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

extendedConfigFile = "XP-MSP430.vmxf"

snapshot.action = "autoRevert"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
uuid.location = "56 4d 04 71 73 40 50 ae-d2 3a bc 93 76 e9 36 78"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 04 71 73 40 50 ae-d2 3a bc 93 76 e9 36 78"
ide0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
sound.pciSlotNumber = "33"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:e9:36:78"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

usb.autoConnect.device0 = ""

# End of VMX file
Regards,

Chetan
--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> The enumeration problem only occurred with my release 1.x VMware
drivers,
> never with the release 2.x drivers.
> My other problem is that I can't test on any other hardware as we
have only
> Dell equipment in the office.
> But to my mind this should not be the problem. When you go back to
the host
> OS, is their some special software
> Loaded? I know that the TI USB drivers are not 100% certified and
compliant
> with Windows but this should not be a major problem.
>
> As mentioned I see the same configuration as you, the moment I start up
> Workbench and compile and download (flash) the stick it work fine.
> I'm lost here at this moment, as I would need to test on a
environment which
> is not clean ... I will try my home system which is a ASUS Quad
Core... and
> replicate the same environment I know for 100% that this is not
clean...
>
> Keep you posted...
>
> Ferry
>

Hi

I also tested it but sometimes vmware can not usb device.

I think you can not debugging in vmware.

bye

2008/7/23 Chetan Bhargava

> Hi,
>
> Has anyone got the ez430 working with vmware yet? i have seen some
> posts about drivers for vista but it is not clear that it works with
> vmware.
>
> I have tried ez430 with windows xp as guest os but didn't work. The
> drivers and IAR Kickstart install fine but debug mode fails with
> "Fatal Error".
>
>
>

Hi Chetan,

Please see below my vmx file for the Dell D620.
Also I have installed the SP2 before the installation of the VMWare Tools
Installation.
And here for me I don't have any yellow questions marks in the device
manager.

/** Dell D620 VMWare .vmx file ***/
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
memsize = "1024"
MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "FALSE"
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "Windows XP Professional.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
floppy0.fileName = "A:"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
usb.present = "TRUE"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.virtualDev = "es1371"
sound.fileName = "-1"
sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
displayName = "Windows XP Professional"
guestOS = "winxppro"
nvram = "Windows XP Professional.nvram"

ide0:0.mode = "independent-persistent"
ide0:1.present = "TRUE"
ide0:1.autodetect = "TRUE"
ide0:1.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
serial0.present = "TRUE"
serial0.autodetect = "TRUE"
parallel0.present = "FALSE"
parallel0.autodetect = "TRUE"
parallel0.bidirectional = "FALSE"
workingDir = ""

ide0:0.redo = ""
ide0:1.startConnected = "TRUE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
uuid.location = "56 4d 55 a8 12 9f 6d 2e-12 f5 bd d6 8b e7 5f d0"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 55 a8 12 9f 6d 2e-12 f5 bd d6 8b e7 5f d0"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:e7:5f:d0"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
ide0:1.fileName = "auto detect"
tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"

checkpoint.vmState = ""

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"

extendedConfigFile = "Windows XP Professional.vmxf"

numvcpus = "2"

sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.hostPath = "D:\Shared Folder"
sharedFolder0.guestName = "Shared Folder"
sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"
sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"

/*** End of vmx file ***/

Regards,
Ferry
-----Original Message-----
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of
Chetan Bhargava
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 08:29 PM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] Re: vmware and ez430

Thanks Ferry,

One reason could be my Windows Binaries. My copy of Windows XP is 2002
(no service packs)

Another thing I recall while installing is after installing vmware
tools and SP2 and before connecting the ez430, there is a yellow
question mark for USB (controller maybe). How did you resolve that? In
my case I uninstalled it and restarted the vm and a driver was found.

Can you also post the contents of your vmx file please? My vmx is:

#!/usr/bin/vmware
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "6"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
memsize = "256"
MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "FALSE"

ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "XP-MSP430.vmdk"

#cdrom
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
ide1:0.fileName = "/home/chetan/vm/vmshare/windows.iso"

sharedFolder.option = "alwaysEnabled"
sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.hostPath = "/toucan/user1/vm/vmshare"
sharedFolder0.guestName = "SharedFolder"
sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"
sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
floppy0.fileName = "/dev/fd0"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.fileName = "-1"
sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
svga.vramSize = "16708800"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
displayName = "XP-MSP430"
guestOS = "winxppro"
nvram = "XP-MSP430.nvram"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
RemoteDisplay.vnc.port = "0"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

extendedConfigFile = "XP-MSP430.vmxf"

snapshot.action = "autoRevert"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
uuid.location = "56 4d 04 71 73 40 50 ae-d2 3a bc 93 76 e9 36 78"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 04 71 73 40 50 ae-d2 3a bc 93 76 e9 36 78"
ide0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
sound.pciSlotNumber = "33"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:e9:36:78"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

usb.autoConnect.device0 = ""

# End of VMX file
Regards,

Chetan
--- In m..., "Ferdinand Clasquin" wrote:
>
> Hi Chetan,
>
> The enumeration problem only occurred with my release 1.x VMware
drivers,
> never with the release 2.x drivers.
> My other problem is that I can't test on any other hardware as we
have only
> Dell equipment in the office.
> But to my mind this should not be the problem. When you go back to
the host
> OS, is their some special software
> Loaded? I know that the TI USB drivers are not 100% certified and
compliant
> with Windows but this should not be a major problem.
>
> As mentioned I see the same configuration as you, the moment I start up
> Workbench and compile and download (flash) the stick it work fine.
> I'm lost here at this moment, as I would need to test on a
environment which
> is not clean ... I will try my home system which is a ASUS Quad
Core... and
> replicate the same environment I know for 100% that this is not
clean...
>
> Keep you posted...
>
> Ferry
>