[VPC2004] Mounting the CD from a Linux ISO?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Andrea Raimondi, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Hello,

    I've been trying to install several Linux distributions, from Debian to
    more exotic ones, yet I always end up having mount problems for the CD.

    Any ideas? Any hints to what might work for me in order to get things
    straight and be happy with my linux install?

    I've read some messages in this group prior to asking but I don't
    seem to be able to find any useful information that will enlight me.

    TIA,

    Andrew
     
    Andrea Raimondi, Aug 29, 2006
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  2. Andrea Raimondi

    Paul Adare Guest

    You're going to need to provide a problem description that is more
    detailed than just "always end up having mount problems for the CD".

    --
    Paul Adare - MVP Virtual Machines
    It all began with Adam. He was the first man to tell a joke--or a lie.
    How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said
    it before. Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does
    not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and
    Satan, the first consultant." - Mark Twain
     
    Paul Adare, Aug 29, 2006
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  3. Paul Adare ha scritto:
    I'm afraid that "No linux distro I tried is able to mount the CD" is a
    well defined problem :)

    However, Debian(which is the most widely known of the ones I tried)
    says that no disk was inside the drive.

    Andrew
     
    Andrea Raimondi, Aug 29, 2006
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  4. Andrea Raimondi

    Paul Adare Guest

    Considering that you stated"

    "I've been trying to install several Linux distributions, from Debian to
    more exotic ones, yet I always end up having mount problems for the CD."

    no, it isn't a well defined problem. If you can't install the distro
    then it is VPC that can't seem to mount the ISO and that would be a VPC
    problem. If you've managed to get Linux installed and can't mount a CD
    then that is more likely to be a Linux problem and not a VPC. See the
    difference?

    Is the ISO actually captured? Can you mount a physical CD?

    --
    Paul Adare - MVP Virtual Machines
    It all began with Adam. He was the first man to tell a joke--or a lie.
    How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said
    it before. Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does
    not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and
    Satan, the first consultant." - Mark Twain
     
    Paul Adare, Aug 29, 2006
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  5. Andrea Raimondi

    harley Steve Guest

    I run a program that makes my my cd a virual drive and then load linux and
    have no problems with linux useing my CD.
     
    harley Steve, Aug 30, 2006
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  6. Andrea Raimondi

    FuzzyRev Guest

    I had a similar problem but succeeded with Fedora Core (search
    "yarrow-i386"). Good luck

    LD
     
    FuzzyRev, Aug 31, 2006
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  7. Paul Adare ha scritto:
    Sorry, I misphrased. The ISO works in booting to install, but when it
    tries to mount it for actual installing it goes bananas, so it's a VPC
    problem.
    What do you mean by "actually captured"?

    I can't mount a phisical CD, because I'm trying to install Linux in the
    very first place.

    Andrew
     
    Andrea Raimondi, Aug 31, 2006
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  8. Andrea Raimondi

    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Andrea Raimondi
    No one is going to be of any help with a problem description of "it
    goes bananas". Lots of people have installed lots of Linux distros in
    VPC.



    --
    Paul Adare - MVP Virtual Machines
    It all began with Adam. He was the first man to tell a joke--or a lie.
    How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said
    it before. Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does
    not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and
    Satan, the first consultant." - Mark Twain
     
    Paul Adare, Aug 31, 2006
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  9. Andrea Raimondi

    Robert Comer Guest

    How big are the ISO's you're trying to attach?
     
    Robert Comer, Aug 31, 2006
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  10. I agree with Paul. I have never had a problem capturing a cd or .iso image
    with VPC and I have loaded hundreds of Linux distros. Are you using the
    drop down menu on the virtual cd icon in the lower left of the Virtual
    Machine Console to capture the host machine's optical drive?

    If you start the vm and then capture the drive you may need to reset to get
    the vm to boot from the drive.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Aug 31, 2006
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