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    Hi

    I have a bit of an issue and was wondering if anyone can help.

    I have a VM which was recent P2V from physical hardware. It is a SUSE linux VM and for some reason I am not able to mount either a CD-ROM drive from either my machine or from the ESX host where the VM is sitting on.

    As its SUSE I have gone into Yast and checked the hardware information and it does show a cd-rom with VMware as the vendor so I am assuming that the OS can see a cd-rom drive but for what ever reason the cd-rom cannot be seen when I mount.

    I have checked on the settings for the VM and ensured the device status is set to connected and connect at power on. I have tried client device, host device and even an ISO but when I ssh to the os I cannot see the CD-Rom or any of its files.

    Does anyone know what could be wrong. I have created brand new linux OS before but never had an issue, I am think maybe because its a P2V and I need to make some adjustments. I have also installed the Vmware tools on this VM successfully.

    If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Linux Guest cannot mount CD-ROM from host or client device

    not sure how to fix your problem because iam not using this feature rly but as a good "workaround" why dont you make an ISO from your dvd and upload it to the datastore...

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    • #3
      Re: Linux Guest cannot mount CD-ROM from host or client device

      have you tried actually mounting the cdrom ? maybe it won't automount... ?
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      • #4
        Re: Linux Guest cannot mount CD-ROM from host or client device

        Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
        have you tried actually mounting the cdrom ? maybe it won't automount... ?
        I would agree.

        Try this:
        Code:
        mkdir /tmp/cd
        mount /dev/cdrom /tmp/cd
        You could also try mount /dev/hda

        This most probably an issue with automount
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