[ubuntu-uk] burning discs in virtual machines

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Jun 4 00:47:19 BST 2009

On 4 Jun 2009 at 0:38, Alan Pope wrote:

> 2009/6/4 Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk>:
> > You should be able to access the host machine's CD/DVD writer from
> > within VirtualBox. On the Details tab, double click CD/DVD-ROM and
> > then select Host CD/DVD Drive.  Checking 'Enable Passthrough'
> > should mean that you can write from the guest system's normal CD
> > writer programs.
> >
> Pretty sure VB doesn't support writers. I vaugely recall a message
> from VB saying this just a few hours ago..
> Cheers,
> Al.

I only have Windows 7 beta in XP at the moment, so I wasn't going to 
try and test it (its so slow).

So it looks like Farren Lee will have to go down the shared folder route 
to burn his iso - or maybe just download it straight to his host system.


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