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Sunday, December 25, 2011

ASA 8.42 in VMware Workstation

Here are all related ASA(v) posts in this blog:

1. Download following files:

2. Change and replace files

a. change isolinu.cfg

DEFAULT asa842-vmlinuz
APPEND root=/dev/hda1 rw initrd= asa842-initrd.gz console=ttyS0,9600n8 auto nousb bigphysarea=16384 hda=980,16,32 ide_generic.probe_mask=0x01

b. Use genisoimage to create ISOLInux LiveCD

create a work folder in linux, such as /rrot/asa. create a subfolder isolinux
put all files (asa842-initrd.gz,asa842-vmlinuz.isolinux.cfg,isolinux.bin) into isolinux folder
in /boot/asa folder to run this command:

genisoimage -o dsl_asa.iso -J -r -v -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/ -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -V "Gentoo linux x86" .
generate a dsl_asa.iso file and then replace dsl_asa.iso in 802 vm files.

3. CPU is a little bit high than asa802 version after tested . 

One core is used alomost 100%. Booting period is longer than asa802 too. I will still stick on asa802 for now. Wait the perfect simulating solution out to resolve cpu issue.
note: CPU issue can be resolved with a windows software BES  and you can download from here.

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