[CentOS-virt] CentOS 5.3 in VMWare Fusion

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Wed Apr 22 13:30:24 UTC 2009

Jason Todd Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to run CentOS 5.3-x86_64 in a Vmware Fusion virtual  
> machine on my Mac Pri (10.5.6)
> My install starts OK, checks media and then I get a message saying
> "The CentOS CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please  
> insert the CentOS CD and press OK to retry".
> I have booted from the media though, so I don't understand...
> Any thoughts?

Are you using an ISO file or physical media?  DVD or CD?  Not sure if 
that matters.  In either case, make sure the device is still connected 
to the VM - have seen cases in VMware Server or Workstation where an ISO 
file gets disconnected after the media check and has to be manually 

The other case that exhibits this symptom I have only seen on physical 
hardware with a SATA DVD/CD drive that boots but then is not recognized 
by anaconda. What type of connection is the drive on?


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