Sucessfully installed WinXP in vmware. Runnung well but one question.
As stated in the subject line, it appears that I have muddled through an install of WinXP onto Gutsy using vmware. I appreciate the help I was given.
I have a question, if I may.
Upon cleaning up used files after install, I moved the 'WindowsXPPro.iso' and 'cdrom.img' files to another folder to keep them for posterity.
When I started vmware and windows, it said it couldn't find those moved files.
Fair enough, I didn't want it to.
But, it refused to mount the cdrom and floppies because of this and plastered me with error messages.
I fixed this with the floppies by changing 'floppy0.startconnected' from true to false. I don't have a floppy on this machine so, not a problem.
I fixed the error message with the CDROM by moving the .iso file back into place BUT...... it always mounts this iso file in the CDROM. It won't let me put a different disk into the CDROM for use.
I figure I need to change one of the 'ide1:0' devices in the vmx file but what do I change it to?
I want my CDROM to act like a normal CDROM.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: Ok, got it. Set ide1:0.filename to 'auto detect' and set ide1:0.deviceType to 'cdrom-raw.
Hope that helps someone. Sorry to bother you all.
Last edited by ascus4; November 14th, 2007 at 08:52 PM.