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I am attempting to install Ubuntu LTS 12.04 on a VMWare instance however am prompted with the following screen. I haven't been able to locate which driver Ubuntu should be using. I have tried vmw_pvscsi however haven't had any luck either.

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The following properties are set on the hard disk settings in VMWare

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What disk interface is VMWare presenting to the VM? You should be able to find out by going into the VM's properties/settings. – Steven Monday Jun 18 '12 at 19:59
@Steven Monday - I have updated my question with an additional screenshot. – PeanutsMonkey Jun 18 '12 at 20:27
I was hoping you'd see something a bit more specific than just "SCSI". Also, it's strange that the Ubuntu installer is not auto-detecting the SCSI driver it needs... What VMWare product are you using, specifically? – Steven Monday Jun 18 '12 at 21:30
@Steven Monday - It's the latest version of VMPlayer. – PeanutsMonkey Jun 18 '12 at 22:08
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According to the VMWare Player 4 docs (PDF, page 77), you can use a virtual SCSI disk in a VM as long as the guest OS has a driver for either the "LSI Logic" or the "BusLogic" SCSI adapter. The doc goes on to say that "You determine which SCSI adapter to use when you create a virtual machine."

From your screenshot, the Ubuntu installer includes the BusLogic driver, so when you create your VM, specify the BusLogic adapter, and you should be good to go.

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