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Old 10-16-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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Cool VMware running on Fedora Core 2

Hello guru’s,

I installed VMware Workstation 4.5.2 on my Fedora Core 2 (kernel system; installation did not give any problems.

The problem is if I now try to install a New Virtual Machine (like Windows 2000) I get the message “No bootable CD, floppy or hard disk was detected…..” and I’m sure that the CD in my CD-rom drive is a bootable Windows 2000 CD (I can boot from it at system startup)

Are there more people who have this problem is this known, or I’m just doing something wrong.

In my VMware setup I try to access my CD-rom drive as device /dev/cdrom

With kind regards,


P.S. I can find a lot of info about people installing Linux on Windows VMware but not that much about people who use Linux VMware to install Windows.
Old 10-16-2004, 10:51 PM   #2
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Make sure it starts connected, and don't mount the cdrom before you run VMware.
Go in the VMware bios and check if you can see it in the boot order.
Old 10-16-2004, 10:57 PM   #3
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Hello Demonbane,

I can see the Windows CD with guess it is mounted already?

With kind regards,

Old 11-12-2004, 05:06 AM   #4
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VMware runing on Fedora Core 3

I'm running Fedora Core 3 as host system and VMware 4.5.8 and it seems working (I have installed Windows 2000 Professional).
(I had to compile some special modules for the kernel but that is straight forward when running the script
Don't mount the W2K CD-ROM and in VMWare configuration for the virtual machine for W2K, set the CD-ROM device to /dev/hdx (in my case /dev/hdc) and use Legacy emulation.




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