To get SUSE 10.1 up and running on VMPlayer I created a Virtual machine at EasyVMX ( The first roadblock was that my CDROM wasn’t detected. As I really didn’t want to load all 5 iso files I searched and finally found this fix:

# Settings for physical CDROM drive
ide1:1.present = “TRUE”
ide1:1.deviceType = “cdrom-raw”
ide1:1.startConnected = “TRUE”
ide1:1.fileName = “auto detect”
ide1:1.autodetect = “TRUE”

Hopefully that saves someone some time!