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Old 05-26-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
bruno buys
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virtual machine can't find cdrom device

Hi you vmware guys!
I'm trying to install win98 inside a virtual machine, to study photoshop. I can run the 98 boot floppy ok, and I choose cd support for installation. But when the vmachine gives me a dos prompt, I can change to the cdrom drive letter (e but I can't read their contents. It fails, exiting with: "Not ready reading unit e: fail, retry, cancel, etc etc..."

I tried to change the cdrom device from the vmware original setup (/dev/cdrom) to /dev/hdc and /dev/dvd (the drive is a dvd) but no good.

Also, mounting and unmounting the cdrom doesn't change it.

When running for the first time the file, the config told me it had to compile some modules for the running kernel, etc.., cause it hadn't found the correct match. I accepted, and it did go all the way to the end, exited and said was ok.

What am I doing wrong?

HW is Athlon xp / 256 MB RAM
System is SuSE 9.1 Kernel 2.6.4-54.5-default
vmware is 4.5.1
Virtual win is win98

Cdrom drive is /dev/hdc, for sure.



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