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how do I take an image of a virtual disk (vmware)?

I've just created a Virtual Disk using VMWARE Workstation.
I've tried to boot off a cd to take an image but I'm unable to do this.  When I press F2 to enter Setup it simply loads up WinXP.

Any pointers?

THANKS
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geeing
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torimarCommented:
You do not boot your system of a CD, but the Virtual Machine.

In order to do so, insert the CD in your drive, then start/select a freshly created Virtual Machine within VMWare and press the Power button (within VMWare) to start that machine. Everything else is as usual.
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65tdCommented:
If a virtual machine has been created OS loaded etc., the vmdk file is the VM disk file.
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geeingAuthor Commented:
Think I've caused some confusion.

I have created a virtual disk but now that I am happy with the image, I would like to, somehow, run sysprep and burn to cd... any idea's?

Thanks
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aldanchCommented:
Are you trying to run the VM off a CD or DVD? Or are you trying to attach a VM to a VMDK that's located on a CD/DVD?

If you have a "pristine" virtual machine that you would like to use as a template to deploy other virtual machines (in this case Windows XP), then you can run sysprep (minisetup) on it (add an answer file for automation) and power down the VM. Then copy that VM's folder to flash drive, CD or DVD (if they fit) or your choice of storage.



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