I get the following message:
Due to known deficiencies in the host IDE driver, your CD-ROM device will not work properly as configured. To use full CD/DVD device capabilities, please set up your device to use the ide-scsi driver on the host. Otherwise please restart your virtual machine with legacy emulation mode enabled for this device. Please see the web page "http://www.vmware.com/info?id=33" for more information on workarounds.
Failed to connect virtual device ide1:0.
I tried the tip from http://www.vmware.com/info?id=33 and added hdb=ide-scsi to my menu1st file (grub)
This did not help me at all...
Im running debian/stable
Linux allan 2.4.27-2-k7 #1 Wed Aug 17 11:28:09 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
I solved the problem using legacy mode and i thougt that posting this might help someone else:
This was a part of my old *.vmx file:
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "/dev/cdrom"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
I replaced the last line with this:
ide1:0.deviceType = "atapi-cdrom"
I hope that this might help some one else! Cheers