[ubuntu-uk] burning discs in virtual machines
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Jun 4 09:05:23 BST 2009
Farran Lee wrote:
> so I've got it all working so far... the only problem is, the .iso I
> need to burn is in a virtual machine; specifically ubuntu 9.10 i386 in
> VirtualBox. How can I burn discs in it? Is there something special I
> need to install?
> Thanks :)
> Farran Lee
> I'm only 16 :P
Okay you need to shutdown the virtual machine, go into the settings for
the individual virtual machine and then go to CD/DVD ROM (third option
down on the list, at least on the non-open source Virtual Box 2.2). You
need to make sure Mount CD/DVD Drive is ticked and Host CD/DVD Drive is
selected, this will give you a drop down list of any CD/DVD drives.
There should be a tickbox underneath that to Enable Passthrough, make
sure this is ticked too.
Then boot into the virtual machine and whatever CD?DVD burning software
you use *should* detect the drive as a DVD/CD writer and allow you to
Bear in mind that this is on the non-free Virtualbox from their web site
and not the open source version (VirtualBox OSE) which is in the
repositories so there is a chance you may not get these options.
Anyway, hope this helps.
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