ID #1074

Can't install any guest from CD ...

first of all - do not use "autodetect" - specify the driveletter or device directly.
This can be done via the GUI or by editing the vmx-file.

on Linux use - adjust to your needs
ide1:0.filename = "/dev/hdc"

on Windows use - adjust to your needs
ide1:0.filename = "E:"

if it still does not work change
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

to
ide1:0.deviceType = "atapi-cdrom"

 (this is the same as using "legacy emulation)

if it still does not work try to use an ISO-file instead - use

ide1:0.present = "true"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
ide1:0.filename = "myiso.iso"

ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"


if it still does not work use Deamon-tools or similar CD-emulators on a Windows-host and assign appropriate driveletter like this
- replace E: with the driveletter of the Daemon-tools-drive

 

ide1:0.present = "true"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
ide1:0.filename = "E:"
ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"


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Comment of vatan:
thanks for posting this it is very useful for me
Added at: 2012-08-15 19:14