So I have to setup a new machine for someone, and going the VMWare route for some essential bits (Running ESXi) it turns out that every VM I try to run gives me this fun error 1036521.
VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0). vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/
What the heck is this? It sure could have been made a little more legible but it means that your BIOS needs to have the hardware assist turned on for virtualization. This kind of thing just reminds me so much of OS/2 and it’s SYSXXXX errors from back in the day.
Speaking of, once VMWare was running the display was incredibly tiny. This image really doesn’t do it justice, but it’s frankly impossible to read.
There isn’t much in the way of help for VMWare Player (aka freeloader) version users, however some playing around and I found an acceptable solution.
Simply find the shortcut’s location and jump to the compatibility tab, and set the “Override high DPI scaling to “System (Enhanced)”, hit OK and you are now good to go!
Now you can actually read what is going on. Also for anyone who cares, MS OS/2 1.21 really should be on a 100MB disk or so.. large disks & VMWare’s IDE don’t play along so well.