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VMware - Using a ISO Image on the host machine possible?

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I have an ISO Image of the OS that I would like to install.

I also have an ISO of a LIVE CD that I would like to test. Both are on the host machine.

How do I get VMware to see the images and use them?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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on which OS do you have the VMWare?
which edition of VMWare?

I use VMWare on Windows platform, and you can indeed load a CD to the guest OS from an ISO file without any problem, i use that extensively
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If you go into virtual machine settings ,edit cdrom ,you can specify an ISO image for booting and install.

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I have a new laptop with Windows XP Pro, 5.5.3, and Alcohol %120.

I heard these are the elements necessary, but need specific instruction on configuring to boot from a bootable ISO Image.

I have mounted the ISO image with Alcohol - do I need to do that with VMware?
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How large of a drive should I allocate for booting a live CD?

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