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Virtual Machine's CD-ROM Drive Always Set for Legacy Mode from Linux Console (1732)

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When I use a Linux console to configure the CD-ROM drive of a GSX Server virtual machine to access the physical drive on a client, the virtual machine settings editor always shows the drive configured to run in legacy mode, even if I disable that mode. How can I use the virtual CD-ROM drive on a client without legacy emulation?

Solution

If you use a Linux console to configure the virtual CD-ROM drive for a GSX Server virtual machine to use the physical CD-ROM drive on a client system, the virtual machine settings editor in the Linux console always shows the virtual CD-ROM drive configured for legacy emulation.

Legacy emulation is a mode that allows you to use a virtual CD-ROM drive that otherwise is not working in the virtual machine.

If you deselect Legacy emulation, then click OK to save your change, legacy emulation is disabled for the virtual machine. The next time you try to configure the virtual CD-ROM drive in the virtual machine settings editor, however, legacy emulation is enabled again. To disable legacy emulation again, open the virtual machine settings editor (choose VM>Settings>DVD/CD-ROM), deselect Legacy emulation, then click OK to save your change.

As long as you do not try to configure the virtual CD-ROM drive from a Linux console, legacy emulation remains disabled. Use the console on a Windows host or client instead.

Keywords

gsx320; 1732

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