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I installed Debian to VMware Fusion 6 on OS X via the first ISO from Debian's image archive.

Now, when I try to run apt-get under certain conditions, i.e. apt-get install make, I get the following error:

Media change: please insert the disc labeled
 'Debian GNU/Linux 7.3.0 _Wheezy_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20131215-03:40'
in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter

I have no idea why it would be prompting me for physical media of any sort -- any ideas?

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Easy to fix. Edit this file sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list then comment out #deb cdrom:

Here's my wheezy sources.list

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$

deb wheezy main
deb-src wheezy main

deb wheezy/updates main
deb-src wheezy/updates main

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb wheezy-updates main
deb-src wheezy-updates main
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Try to (re)build the apt CD/DVD package index.

Become root and remount the iso image at /media/cdrom than run 'apt-cdrom add'

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