Problem in Vmware Fusion

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brsboarder, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    So, I have a seperate partition for windows with bootcamp, and I also use vmware fusion with that partition. I just tried to run a cd in windows through vmware, but the cd isn't being read, it shows up on my os x desktop, but not when I go to my computer in windows xp. If I shutdown and run bootcamp, no problem, the cd is there and I can run the program. What am I doing wrong? I want to run it through vmware.
  2. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Make sure you have your CD drive set to your physical drive, not a virtual drive or disc image in your VM settings.

    Also, I've seen some quirkiness where you need to insert the disc after the VM is loaded or it won't see it. That hasn't happened to me in a while though.
  3. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Also you need to make sure its Connected in fusion settings
  4. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    sorry if I sound stupid, but where do I do these things? i don't ever use fusion
  5. msprouls macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2007
    Check along the bottom of the VM window in the VMware Tool bar you will see a CD icon, right click on it and connect to the drive.

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