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How do you boot a Windows or Linux VM from CD?

This is a discussion on How do you boot a Windows or Linux VM from CD? within the OS/Desktop Virtualization forum, part of the Virtualization & Cloud Computing Forums category; I saw a posting on the GSX forum "If you want to boot the virtual machine from the DVD-ROM or ...


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Old 04-07-2008, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you boot a Windows or Linux VM from CD?

I saw a posting on the GSX forum "If you want to boot the virtual machine from the DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive in a client system, complete the following steps. 1. When you first begin booting the guest operating system, press the Esc key. A boot menu appears. etc."

But that doesn't work in Fusion...

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Old 05-06-2008, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm just an average user, so take anything I say accordingly. I am trying to figure out what you have and what you are trying to boot. Did you make a VM guest and then put it on CD and are you now trying to boot it? If you are using Fusion I would think that you would copy that file to your VM guest directory (in my case it is ~/documents/virtual machines and then open Fusion. Your guest, I would think would show up in the list and you could then select and run it.

I see from the date on your post that it was more than a month ago. I hope in that time you didn't get mad, threw your Mac away and bought a Windoz machine to put Linux on. : - ). Good luck and let me know if I was any help or just a pain.

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What tha heck is with this boot-up stuff...?

I mean, just wondering how a guest OS can firing up from an external device (coz CD/DVD should considered so, even if it is phisically built in, but not HDD) without the host OS and the "mother" application (Server, Workstation, or Player)? Or do I misunderstood something here? And if it works, how is it reacting to user actions (installing and uninstalling programs, running the proggies, and generally speakin' what kind of usability it provides to users? A Windows VM can do that on pure Linux booting machine? From two years ago I have only Linux on the comp, but have some winapps which I need, and they doesn't working properly, or at all with Wine.

Apologise for my virtualization noobish questions, but I would like to find out more about this, if possible. Anyways, that's a really exciting stuff for me... If it really works, this will become the "gordian nodes solution" for me.

Thanks and cheers.

PS. Oh my god... I've observed just after posting, that's a MAC section here... Pardonnez moi. Wasn't intentional off. Please mods to move it to the right place, if any. Thx.

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Old 06-06-2009, 12:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default How do you boot a Windows or Linux VM from CD

I have Windows XP ... my name is George...

How can I boot from USB the "Sabayon Linux"? and it is possible to write updates in USB? and existing "Firewall" and "Antivirus" for your linux?

it is possible to run Skype?

I wait for your answer... if you want...

thanks a lot...
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You may download and install for free the .exe file for "Universal USB Installer" that is a Live Linux USB Creator, after you have your favorite Linux ISO chose from a list of the ISO file sites, and finally put on your USB Flash Drive. But note that you must first clean the USB drive after a complete format. Sabayon Linux is also included in the list of Linux ISOs supported.
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