macmiester
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IDE CD/DVD ROM not recognized when installing guest OS

Greetings,

I'm a newbie to ESXi, and am in the process of setting up a proof of concept machine. I'm running ESXi from a flash drive attached directly to an Intel SP5000PCL board. For some reason, when I try to intall a Guest OS, the CD/DVD is not recognized. I do get a popup window that suggests I try running the CD/DVD Rom in Legacy mode.

Where would I make that setting change?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Joel

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nick_couchman
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VM -> Edit Settings. Locate your CD/DVD drive in the settings and there should be an option there for Legacy mode.

macmiester
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Nick, thanks so much for your response. I have been unable to find a Legacy Mode option. I've taken a screen shot, and hopefully I'm just in the wrong place. If you could have a look I'd be most grateful.

Thanks again for your help.

Joel

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