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Not Able To Burn CDs or DVDs in Virtual Machines with Linux 2.4 Kernel Supported Guest Operating Systems (1003101)
For burning CDs or DVDs from Red Hat EL3 virtual machines (or any guest operating system VMware supports that features a Linux 2.4 kernel):
Boot the kernel with the hda=ide-scsi kernel option.
Run cdrecord -scanbus .
The CD-ROM or DVD-ROM should be listed now and the media should burn successfully.
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