Solved

Ttrouble Accessing Host DVD-RW Drive from Client

Posted on 2007-12-02
5
1,334 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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.
0
Comment
Question by:woodygibson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
ashutosh_kumar earned 250 total points
ID: 20391086
VMWare workstation doesn't support CD or DVD writers in the guest OS.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:ashutosh_kumar
ID: 20391087
thats applicable to all VMWare products.
0
 

Author Comment

by:woodygibson
ID: 20395377
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?
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:ashutosh_kumar
ID: 20396274
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:woodygibson
ID: 20450368
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.
0

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installations fail because of a corr…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question