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I've made a Windows XP Pro system on VMware but when I go and start it, it runs through the install process but cant find my Windows XP Pro cd in ethier of my cdrom drives? It seems to check my floppy and HD but doesnt scan the cd roms? Any ideas?
Yes, you can do this.
Find out which device your cdrom is. For example hdc (if it's secondary master) or hdb (for primary slave).
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom
configure your vmware with "/dev/hdc"
I also had the same problem and legacy helped my work.
One thing you can try, once FC mounts the CD, wait then unmount it.
After that start VMware and it normally finds the CD.
I take it you have changed the boot order in the VM, this sometimes stops the process.
Also, ensure that the USB ports are turned off for install, this causes major lockups in a virutal Win 2003 Server/200 Server install. Once installed, just add them and it works fine.
The only way to increase the space is to add another HDD to the VMware PC....
I have come across this lots of times, accept the default 4Gb then realise you want more........
I generally select 10Gb as the HDD size, after all you only use the space physically on your PC if you use it in the VIrtual machine, i.e. my current WinXP virtual has 20Gb Hdd in, but is only using 2Gb on the Linux drive.
Elite_gamer: could you post here how you got it working? it might help others (and me) in the future....
also, the only way to increase hdd space is, like stated, to add another virtual hdd, but if you want only 1 harddrive, the only way around that (according to vmware support) is to use norton ghost to make a copy of your install, create a new larger virtual harddrive, make sure it is listed in the devices for the virtual machine, copy the norton image to the new larger drive, then make the new disk the primary master in the devices setup (so that it will boot by default)
if you have problems booting, put in the winxp cdrom and go to recovery and let it "repair" the mbr and boot sectors