how do i get my newly created vm to boot from iso image?

Posted on 2012-09-02
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Last Modified: 2012-09-05
created a vm via vcenter. before powering it on went into its settings set the cd/dvd to the iso (windows server 2008 64) in the datastore then enabled to boot to bios during bootup. made sure cd/dvd was at the top of the list before the harddrive. powered the vm on and it cant find the os.

after reviewing the bios it lists none for primary master/slave
secondary master vmware virtual ide cdrom. How do I create a virtual machine w/windwso server 2008 64 when I only have a the setup files in a windows folder?
Question by:ID10Tz
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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did you make sure the Settings next to DVD were Connected and Connected at Power On?

Please see this recent Question I answered on EE, which has the steps you can check, if you have setup the VM correctly, and also checks for your DVD ISO.


if you just have the setup files on a DVD, this is not a bootable ISO, and you will have to create the boot sectors on the DVD.

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ID: 38359473
The connected is grayed out but the connect at power on is checked
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Check your ISO with Magic ISO is it BOOTABLE!
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ID: 38359713
What virtual machine software u use , U can just  mount the ISO and dvd and boot form DVD / USB there should be an option of this
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by:Ayman Bakr
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There are many software in the market that can convert your DVD into bootable ISO. Examples: WinISO, Nero.

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ID: 38362985
did you get chance to check the image file ??

revert so that we can connect

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ID: 38368193
right on point

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