VMware & FC2 - Thinks CD drives are removable disks?

Rodney Gordon II meff at pobox.com
Fri Aug 13 03:01:26 UTC 2004


On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 09:37:01AM +0800, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > You might need to play with some of the VM Settings, if I recall
> > correctly.
> > 
> > As I check mine (I am also FC2 Host, VMWare 4.5.2-8848), the DVD/CD-ROM
> > Settings are:
> > 
> > Device Status
> > 	Connect at Power On
> > Connection
> > 	Use a physical drive:
> > 	Device: /dev/cdrom
> > 	Legacy emulation
> > Virtual device node
> > 	IDE: IDE 1:0
> > 
> > I know some folks have had to twiddle the Legacy emulation part at
> > different times.  There have also been problems in porting Guest VMs
> 
> Dittto on the legacy emulation (vmware on fc2)

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/disks_add_ws.html#1048955 for
more information on this, thanks for the tip-off on the legacy
emulation stuff..

Now I just wonder when they'll release a version that can read the IDE
drives in raw..

-r

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