billybobhillbil
Contributor
Contributor

VM will only boot with the network setting.

I have tied to get VM to boot through the CD/DVD but it refuses to make the switch away from a network boot. I continue to receive the message "no boot file received." I have looked through all of the forums and I cannot find an answer.

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bflad
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Can you provide a little more information such as:

Is your CD/DVD physical or a virtual file (ex: ISO)?

What type of VM are you installing?

Have you tried disabling networking temporarily on the VM?

Thanks,

Brian

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mtatmc
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

What is the boot order you have set?

What is the host OS?

Is this a new VM you are installing or an existing VM (in which case why do you want to boot from CD)?

If you are booting from a physical CD/DVD have you made certain that the host is not already mounting the CD and blocking your VM?

I find the best way to create a new VM is from an ISO file. Before starting the VM for the first time edit the settings to point at the ISO file and make sure the connected at start box is checked.

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eknauft
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Can you upload the vmware log from your VM's directory? (You'll have to right click on it to open the package contents and the file will be called vmware.log)

Also, you might try the following:

1) In VM settings, make sure the CD-ROM drive has "connected" checked.

2) Are there any messages about a drive not being able to be connected at startup?

3) Try choosing cdrom0 instead of Autodetect as the cd-rom backend.

4) Try creating an ISO image of the CD and installing from that.

Please let us know if any of these help. Thanks!

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