Rather than burning a CD from downloaded ISO-images of each OS one wants to build a VM from it would be convenient to use the ISO-image directly. How can I achieve this?
Create the VM with one CD drive.
Doube click on the CD drive in properties of the VM.
Select USE ISO IMAGE
Browse to the image.
I made images of all my install cd (dvd),s to speed up installing to VM, especially when testing Vista.
An additional comment... if the distro you are installing uses multiple CDs, then when it comes time to switch CDs, you first need to (if the guest has a button for it) eject the CD within the guest, then ctrl-alt to return focus to the host, right-click on the CD icon in the bottom right status bar area of the Workstation UI and select disconnect; repeat and click edit; select the next ISO image needed; reconnect; then click the mouse back in the Guest's window, and let it know the next CD is loaded.
What is recommended working method to create ISO, say from a Win XP install CD?
Thanks in advance,