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can i boot to a bootable flash drive in vmware fusion ??

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e.g if i want to test an acronis boot device???
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by:bbao
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seems not. just tried. i went to BIOS and found no boot option for USB drive.
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by:Dr. Klahn
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Would booting from a CD image be satisfactory?  Acronis has a rescue CD and it's easy enough to convert the CD back into an ISO image.
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So I need to make a cd bookable instead of a flash??
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by:Dr. Klahn
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That does look like the only remaining possibility, since the vBIOS does not support USB booting.

One possibility:  If Acronis did not supply a bootable CD with your distribution kit, burn a recovery CD on a real system.  You then have the choice of:

  • Set the vBIOS to boot from CD/DVD, insert the recovery CD into the host's CD/DVD drive, attach the physical CD/DVD drive to the VM before booting
  • Make an ISO image of the recovery CD, Set the vBIOS to boot from CD/DVD, attach the ISO image to the VM as a CD drive.
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I can't burn it on the virtual drive?
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by:bbao
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if choosing to boot from (virtual) CD-ROM you need to convert the USB stick into an ISO file.  use something like http://www.isotousb.com/
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ok guys so i made a bootable image on a normal pc and i did it on a dvd but how do i boot to that on vmware fusion

i am trying but not getting through
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> i made a bootable image on a normal pc and i did it on a dvd

are you referring to a physical DVD? not an ISO file?

> but how do i boot to that on vmware fusion

anyway, just click the CD/DVD IDE icon on (as shown below) to attach your physical DVD or an disk image in ISO format.
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yes a physical dvd....

if i do that i can go into bios and boot to the cd ??? like how i would on a normal pc??
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yes and yes. :)
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