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Hello Experts

Can someone please take a look at the images at let me know where the OS can't be found?

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Question by:cpatte7372
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by:phil435
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How did you connect the iso? I typically power the VM on and then use the connect CDROM icon and point to the data store where the iso is located. Then reboot the guest.
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by:Seth Simmons
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second screenshot shows the virtual cd drive is not connected
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by:cpatte7372
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second screenshot shows the virtual cd drive is not connected

I think that is normal behaviour.

Andrew,

The ISO is stored in the following path.

[] /vmfs/volumes/545567d9-739b0d5a-4d3b-0026b94d5743/Win7ISO/win7iso.iso
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by:cpatte7372
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Andrew,

The strange thing when I try to locate the path above I can't find the ISO win7iso.iso

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try renaming the ISO, something simple, like win7.iso

if the iso does not exist you cannot expect it to BOOT!

If the iso, is not connected, it will not BOOT from the CDROM (iso).
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by:Seth Simmons
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I think that is normal behaviour.

correct.  it is normal behaviour to not boot from the CD if that 'connected' box is not selected
check that box and restart the guest

it was brought out in the first comment
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You can mount ISO from your PC...
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