I installed the Parallels Desktop build 1832 RC for Mac. In the Preferences > Options > Booting Options section, you can choose the boot order for the virtual machine. It looks like if you want to boot from a CD first, you select the "CD, HD, Floppy" option. But if you wanted to boot from a floppy first, you would have to go back and choose the "Floppy, HD, CD" option.
Shouldn't there be an option for either "Floppy, CD-ROM, Hard Disk" or "CD-ROM, Floppy, Hard Disk"? That way, you can boot from either a CD or floppy without having to go back and switch the boot options each time. Many real PCs have these options in the BIOS.
And how about supporting PXE network booting or USB booting? I would like to be able to boot from a USB floppy drive or USB flash drive.
Last edited: May 28, 2006