Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Morning Funny: VMware Fusion Locked... What?

Now that Fedora 19 is out, I thought I'd load it up on a Fusion VM and test it out a bit. The alpha releases I checked out a few months ago didn't run on VMware products, so I was anxious to see how the final image worked. I'm happy to say that Fedora 19 loaded without any problems, so you'll see a post soon about VMTools on this release (and a discussion on open-vm-tools while I'm at it).

After I loaded the OS and booted the VM, I went to install VMTools. But I hadn't removed the .iso from the install yet. Fusion gave me the following error message:

I had to read this one a few times before I started laughing. I'm using a MacBook Air (which has no built-in optical drive), and the media is an ISO file. Sure, I get the intent of the message. But the thought of a non-existent door being locked made me laugh.

Virtualization changes not only the technology we use, but the language we use to talk about the technology. How often do you say, "eject the disc" when you're referring to an ISO file that you mounted to a VM?