Icaros Desktop is a pre-configured AROS desktop environment for the PC platform, distributed on a bootable live media. The AROS Research Operating System is a open source lightweight, efficient and flexible desktop operating system, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level, while improving on it in many areas.

The issue: Updating VmwAROS 0.9.1 system files with VmwUpdate makes AROS crash at the next startup.

The cause: Recent changes in AROS boot code made the contents of file S:hidds.prefs obsolete, and VmwUpdate ignores this file while updating the others.

The workaround: manually copy S:hidds.prefs from the nightly build CD to your drive's S drawer before or after VmwUpdate has sone its job, but anyway before rebooting AROS. If you have already reboot and got your VmwAROS installation unusable, please boot your system with the newer nightly build and do the manual copy of the file.

The solution: please wait for an updated version of VmwUpdate and use it instead.

Thanks to Pavel Fedin for helping me to fix this.