I just tested on mine to verify, and virtualHW version 10 works, version 11 does not. The OVA file calls out version 7, so that is what should be created at import, and it is for me on Fusion 8.5.7. Version 11 and newer cause the boot device to be detected as disk0 instead of disk1 by the loader. The same thing happens when you try to bring one up on virtualbox. Adding a blank floppy drive fixes the ordering, but on vmware its easier just to use VM hardware version 7.
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