DVD not recognized in VMware only on MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kjiphone, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. kjiphone macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    I am having an issue using some software I have in windows to clone a DVD because when I insert the DVD in my MBP it only shows on Mac desktop. I have my VMware window active and I can't seem to get it to recognize the disk drive. Is there a trick I am missing to get it to recognize the disk on the VMware window?
  2. petemwah macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    check in the menu bar options (VIRTUAL MACHINE and then CD/DVD) that the optical disc is set to the actual drive rather than disc image.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    In VMWare, does it show as connected or disconnected?

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  4. kjiphone thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007

    Thanks! That was it - it was showing disconnected. It is working great now!
  5. jamieMTO macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    Same problem, but with Parallels!


    I think the problem you are describing is the same as the one I am having, except with Parallels. When I am in Parallels, and trying to install a DVD, it never recognizes that there is a DVD loaded. Any advice?

  6. steveza macrumors 68000


    Feb 20, 2008

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