USB booting :: VMWare Player and USB Boot problem.

Is it possible for VMware Player to boot from a USB drive? I booed to the ISO and installed the OS to my flash drive, that went without any problems! I tried to get VMWare player to boot from the USB but it doesnt see it. Is this possible in the vmware player?
doesn't seem so. although the usb pendrive of the host computer is recognized by the vmware player it's nonexistant in the bios setup of a given vmware machine.
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