CD & DVD media: Device capture vs. ISO capture vs. Share Folder vs. Standard Network sharing

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by herb, vancouver, bc, canada, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. I have started this discussion thread to track in one spot the problems (and
    solutions) people have encountered _READING_ DVD-/CD-ROM media (or ISO
    images) under VPC2k4. Please feel free to post against this thread if you
    are dealing with:

    1) Problems capturing ROM media using the "CD->Use Physical Drive X:"
    2) Problems capturing ROM image using the "CD->Capture ISO Image..."
    3) Problems sharing ROM files using "Share Folder" options
    4) Problems 'net sharing' ROM files using the host's and guest's OS file and
    web sharing options

    Let's see if we can share some solutions (as well as identify any issues
    with the product).

    Cordially Herb
    herb, vancouver, bc, canada, Feb 29, 2004
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  2. Issue: Captured DVD media not be seen completely by guest OS. Directories
    and files not being seen in guest's Explorer and applications; files are
    visible in host.

    I was attempting to install VS.NET v2003 (single DVD-ROM) under a WS2k3
    guest OS using the "Use Physical Drive N:" approach to capture the ROM media
    the drive and have VPC emulate the DVD-ROM as it's drive D:.

    Initially I encountered a failure while installing the three prerequisites
    for VS.NET that it determined I needed:
    - Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Web Extensions Client
    - Setup Runtime Files
    - Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 1.1

    The FP and J# installed, but the "setup files" install encountered a "error
    reading" the file at:
    "D:\WCU\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\msdbg2.dll"

    Running the bootstrap.msi file directly (as per the readme file) for
    installing the "setup files" encountered the same error.

    The host system (Win2kPro) can navigate and view the file in question, but
    the guest OS when navigating to this part of the DVD only sees a subset of
    the files and directories present. The host and guest OSs both see the DVD
    as being 3.04-GB in size.

    I managed to work around the problem by:
    1) releasing the guest OS's capture of the physical media/drive (not sure if
    this was important)
    2) sharing the DVD drive using the "Share Folder..." feature for the guest

    The install then completed successfully.

    Has anyone had similar problems/issues, especially with large size media?
    Has any encountered a similar problem using a CD-sized media?

    Sincerely (functioning, but perplexed), Herb in Vancouver BC, Canada

    media (or ISO images) under VPC2k4. ...
    herb, vancouver, bc, canada, Feb 29, 2004
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  3. herb, vancouver, bc, canada

    CeeInJay Guest

    I believe this thread is most appropriate for my
    question, so here it is.

    Just got VPC2004 and ran into a wall. On my host PC, the
    secondary IDE channel is configured with a hard drive as
    the master device and a cd-rw drive as the slave device.

    Meanwhile, the virtualized BIOS shows (on the secondary
    IDE channel, mind you) a cdrom as the secondary master
    device and no device present as a slave - what gives?

    I haven't even installed an OS (Win98SE) yet!
    Arggh . . . the frustration.

    Anyone got a few suggestions for a newbie with VPC2004,
    given my setup?
    CeeInJay, Mar 1, 2004
  4. There is no relation beetween the physical configuration of your host PC and
    the one virtualized inside the VPC.

    VPC doesn't mind to know what you have on your primary and secondary IDE
    channel, instead it always create a CDRom as the secondary master (there is
    an option to change this setting but it's not recommended to use it for the
    majority of the cases) and lets you the possibility to add a second and/or a
    third virtual hard drive to the others two connectors.

    S. L.
    Sylvain Lafontaine, Mar 1, 2004
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