VM will not boot from CD/DVD drive
Posted on 2009-04-29
Hello gang and as always thanks for your time and expertise.
Here's me problem:
Created a virtual machine (please bear in mind we use the free VFI. My settings are nothing out of the ordinary. I took the typical settings and no problems. However, I'm trying to load server 2003 on this guest machine and the machine will not boot from the cd.
I have confirmed this cd is bootable -worked fine on another machine.
When I power on the console and click on connect to cd/dvd, the vm only tries to boot from the network which fails and then I get a message exising PXE boot and then no operating system found.
I checked the vm settings and I've tried to boot from the cd from the client (with the cd in the client machine) and from the host obviously changing the settings. I've hit f2 and changed the boot order and I also hit the esc on bootup and changed the boot order there. Anyway, not sure what I'm missing but I could really use some help. Thanks.