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I am running VMware Server 1.0.4 on a Fedora 7 box.  

I have converted my old XP installation to a virtual machine with VMConverter.

The XP client is running fine inside VMware Server, but XP cannot burn with  the DVD-rw that is physically in the host Fedora Machine.

I have installed VMTools and my ide DVD-RW just appears in the guest windows machine as a generic virtual CD-ROM.

So basically i have no burning capabilities from the VMware Guest XP machine.

thanks in advance for any help.
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VMWare workstation doesn't support CD or DVD writers in the guest OS.
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thats applicable to all VMWare products.
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by:woodygibson
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that explains things.  So your telling me there is no way to utilize my burners?  That stinks really because I really like the VMware setup i have now, but i am out the $ i have spent on NERO and my DVD burner software.

Is there a way to convert a .vmx machine back into a physical machine?
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There is no way to convert your virtual machine back to a physical machine.

Though your money spent on NERO shouldn't go waste, as Nero supports Linux. Just download the Linux version and I HOPE (not sure) that the serial number should work.
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by:woodygibson
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well i accepted your answer a little prematurely.  I am not using VMWare Workstation I am using VMWare Server and it does support cd and dvd burning--if you disable legacy support on those drives.  so it looks like free points for you.  

And i successfully burnt a ghost image of the virtual xp machine but i havent tried to deploy it to a physical machine yet.  so my hopes are high for going from virtual to physical.
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