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Old 09-29-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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Virtual PC and Linux CD-Rom iso

Hi all,

I am having a problem with my linux guest OS on virtual pc (running on winxp). I have looked everywhere for the linux cd-rom *iso so I am able to share files between the 2 OS but I just can't find the iso (even looked in the additions folder as mentioned by the nice people at conenctix... Anyway please help!! anyone?

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If you don't have an iso image then to create one from a cdrom (under Linux) try "dd if=/dev/cdrom of=iso file" or (if SCSI emulation is enabled) the readcd command. The first command should be fine provided the disk doesn't have errors. If you want to check an iso image then try mounting it with the command:

mount iso file mount point -o loop=/dev/loop0,ro

If this mounts the image okay and lets you browse the CD then the iso is fine.
Old 09-29-2003, 08:28 PM   #3
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Thank's fdor your NGH but I am not sure that htis is what I was looking for..

Perhaps I didn't explain myself properly. I am looking for the VirtualPCAdditions.iso file. The VPCAdditions file that comes with the VirtualPC is to install the additions on a linux host for a winxp guest. I am looking for the VPCAdditions which enables me to share folders between a Linux guest on running on a winxp host. I have searched high and low and I haven't found this file anywhere.

What to do what to do??


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