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Burning ISO Win/Mac

I've downloaded CENT OS as an ISO. When I use my Mac or Win 10 to 'burn' an image after it's done all I see are all the files rather than one ISO. I'm trying to use the CENT OS in VMWare to create a Linux server. I've created ISOs in the past but I'm not sure what I'm doing wring here.

Attached file is after 'burning' image to DVD.
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Alan HendersonCommented:
ImgBurn is an excellent free ISO mounting program, although from Windows 7 on, Microsoft provides built in ISO burning tools.

 http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/imgburn.htm-3

Windows tools:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd451080.aspx

https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-iso-files-are-how-open-and-use-them.htm
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I've used Win7 before. Why am I not able to create a bootable ISO from the downloaded CENTOS file?
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Alan HendersonCommented:
Seems to me that you have burned the image correctly. You then need to boot a new VM from that disc.

Insert the CentOS CD-ROM in the CD drive.
Power on the new virtual machine which you have created to start installing CentOS 7.
Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I agree it looks correctly burnt to me as well. Were you expecting to see centos*.iso in the DVD drive? You MAY have to use the boot to bios option in Vmware Workstation to change the boot order
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Alan HendersonCommented:
You should be able to do the job two ways, you can assign your CD drive to the VM and boot from your CD; or, you can boot from your original ISO file instead of the optical drive.

https://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_disk_add_cd_dvd.html
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nobusCommented:
what tool did you use to burn the image in windows?
personally, i use the cdburnerXP to burn images : https://cdburnerxp.se/
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awawadaCommented:
ImgBurn has been discontinued and had Malware.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/b7e2eb05bd98f7e72a0d94baccd5075e5db186616f7e31159754d52d4c2102d1/analysis/1475306411/
Also don't use CDBurnerXP, it has also Malware.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/19624938bd72b7d41a56ee82b39c81700a941f569c1a1d3924c7668cc34cf77e/analysis/1475306146/
I am using Alcohol 120% and CloneCD (both are with Lifetime Free Upgrades).
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rindiCommented:
If you burn an iso to a DVD/CD, you want to see the files, otherwise the DVD/CD is useless and won't boot.

If you want to boot from the iso you have downloaded from a HyperVisor like VMware, you don't need to put it on a CD or DVD. Then, depending on what VMware product you are using (ESXi, VMware Workstation Player etc), you either have to copy the iso to the datastore, or just assign it to the virtual DVD drive of the VM when you edit the VM's settings.
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ArneLoviusCommented:
If you want to install centos in a VM, then don;t bother burning it to optical media, copy the .iso to a suitable datastore on the VMware host and attach it to the VM
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rindiCommented:
Thanks for confirming what I already said above, ArneLovius.
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ArneLoviusCommented:
@rindi, I only saw you post after I had posted mine :-)

I really don't miss having to burn ISOs to optical media...
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nobusCommented:
@awada  - i have never had any malware with cdburner xp - but it comes bundled with other softwares, and you can (must) disable that
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rindiCommented:
The asker has already burnt the iso properly to the CD/DVD, since he can see the files on the DVD. So he doesn't need any extra software.
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
Alan When I go into VMware and select the 'ISO', there's no single ISO file to select to boot from. VMWare sees, like the screenshot, multiple files.
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
Arne I have to hand carry it into work, get it scanned and install otherwise I would.
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
Rindi I copied what I burnt but it no longer and individual ISO - see screenshot.
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rindiCommented:
Which screenshots? They are all missing. Which VMware product are you using? As I already mentioned with HyperVisors you don't need CD's or DVD's, iso files are enough (it is actually better that way, as DVD's and CD's can have errors or scratches.
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
rindi look at original question for screenshot. That's what I see after the 'image' burn. Maybe i'm overthinking this and just copy the ISO - I always thought I had to burn and image for this to work.
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rindiCommented:
That's exactly how it must be. You have written the iso file correctly to the CD as I already mentioned earlier.

Which VMware product are you using?
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Overthinking it. I just copied the ISO over rather than 'burned and image' and I see the complete ISO. Taking into work Monday to see if it will boot now.
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rindiCommented:
The CD won't boot if you just copied it over to the CD. You can try it on your PC, you'll see that it won't boot. Again, which VMware product are you using?
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