1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 6, 2006 9:13 AM by allanallansson

    Problems with vmplayer and my cdrom

    allanallansson Lurker

      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

      $uname -a

      Linux allan 2.4.27-2-k7 #1 Wed Aug 17 11:28:09 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

        • 1. Re: Problems with vmplayer and my cdrom
          allanallansson Lurker

          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