Have you ever tried booting from a CD or .iso in VMware only to find you don’t have enough time to hit f2? To increase the time to allow you to change your boot options edit your .vmx file for the virtual machine in question. Just add:

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machinebios.bootDelay = “5000″


bios.bootdelay = 5000

For example, a setting of 5000 gives you 5 seconds to hit F2.