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Old 12-11-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Cannot boot .iso file in VMware


1. i'm using centos 5
2. using nxserver to connect to the remote server
3. using vmware to try to run Win2003 Server
4. i have an .iso of the Win2003 OS at the server
5. get the following error when booting vmachine:
PXE-E53: No boot file received.
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Operating System not found.
6. i have the BIOS to boot from the CD-Rom which is the .iso file.

I though this was possible. thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 02:24 AM   #2
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if the iso is valid then yes you certainly can, so either it's not, or you've not configured it right. can you show us the associated vmx file for this?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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1. how can i tell the .iso is valid?
2. here is the vmx file:
#!/usr/bin/vmware
.encoding = "UTF-8"
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "7"
floppy0.present = "FALSE"
mks.enable3d = "TRUE"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge4.functions = "8"
pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge5.functions = "8"
pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge6.functions = "8"
pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge7.functions = "8"
vmci0.present = "TRUE"
nvram = "Win2003 Standard Ed.nvram"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
ft.secondary0.enabled = "TRUE"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"
powerType.powerOff = "soft"
powerType.powerOn = "hard"
powerType.suspend = "hard"
powerType.reset = "soft"

displayName = "Win2003 Standard Ed"
extendedConfigFile = "Win2003 Standard Ed.vmxf"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.sharedBus = "none"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
memsize = "1000"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "Win2003 Standard Ed.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "/home/cocotuc/vm/win03.iso"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
ide1:0.allowGuestConnectionControl = "FALSE"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.allowGuestConnectionControl = "FALSE"
ethernet0.features = "1"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet0.networkName = "NAT"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
guestOS = "winnetstandard"
uuid.location = "56 4d 1d 29 dc cd 87 30-fe 3d a5 05 4e 97 9d d6"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 1d 29 dc cd 87 30-fe 3d a5 05 4e 97 9d d6"
vc.uuid = "52 74 af ce 91 e4 5d 26-e8 51 87 c3 f7 27 94 54"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:97:9d:d6"
scsi0:0.redo = ""
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "16777216"
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "35"
usb:0.present = "TRUE"
usb:1.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
vmci0.id = "1318559190"
usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
usb:0.deviceType = "mouse"

tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"

3. i'm going to upload another .iso file and see what happens.

thanks.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 04:10 AM   #4
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well it looks ok from what I can see. if you run "mount -o loop /home/cocotuc/vm/win03.iso /mnt/cdrom" that will mount the iso as a cd device, so you can see if it's all readable once mounted.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 04:43 PM   #5
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i ran that command and i got:
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

thanks.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 06:48 PM   #6
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i uploaded another .iso image and is working fine now! thanks....
 
  


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