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    Default How do you access the CD rom in a VMWAre workstation

    Hi all,

    Linux newbie speaking.....

    I have a Windows 7 OS running VMWare workstation and have used a 11.2 OpenSusie distro to install OPenSusie in one of the VMWare environments.

    Looking in file manager I see all the 'usual' folders, but the CD-Rom is 'pointing' to the iso mounted CD - ie the virtual one.

    How do I open/mount the real CD/DVD and also how do I access the files in Win7.

    thanks

    george

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    Default Re: How do you access the CD rom in a VMWAre workstation

    Quote Originally Posted by zubo
    Hi all,

    Linux newbie speaking.....

    I have a Windows 7 OS running VMWare workstation and have used a 11.2
    OpenSusie distro to install OPenSusie in one of the VMWare
    environments.

    Looking in file manager I see all the 'usual' folders, but the CD-Rom
    is 'pointing' to the iso mounted CD - ie the virtual one.

    How do I open/mount the real CD/DVD and also how do I access the files
    in Win7.

    thanks

    george
    Hi
    On the menu item VM->Settings and press ADD. Select CD/DVD Drive and
    use 'Physical Drive'. Then you will have 2 CDROM devices.

    Use the 'shared folders' option in workstation and the use that to
    enable access to the folder with the iso image and redo the repository
    entry, then you could remove the additional cd/dvd.

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