[et-mgmt-tools] Re: About keeping the cdrom in the permanent XMLfor a guest after install

Nobuhiro Itou fj0873gn at aa.jp.fujitsu.com
Mon Jul 2 10:58:53 UTC 2007

Hi, Hugh and Dan

> > Hi there.
> > 
> > I still prefer the idea of leaving the CDROM mounted because the 
> > heuristic we use to determine if a Windows guest is being installed is a 
> > big hack, and because we don't use that code at all in virt-manager and 
> > I would like the cdrom to stay mounted by default in virt-manager 
> > installs as well.
> > 
> > However, if the earlier behavior is useful to anyone, I'd be happy to 
> > take a patch for a virtinst argument that would direct virtinst not to 
> > include the cdrom device in the post-install guest description.
> How about leaving the CDROM device itself always attached, but not having
> any file (media) associated with it. That would keep the simplicity of
> always doing the same config for all OS, while still allowing people to
> use  'xm block-configure' for Windows guests to add the CDROM again.

The above-mentioned idea just corresponds to the state before correction.
Although Windows may be unique compared with other OS's,
the user can enough continue installation by using xm block-configure.

> On a side note, we really need a 'xm block-configure' equivalent API in
> libvirt, so that we can do CDROM media changes from the virt-manager GUI
> and virsh, for both KVM & Xen.

I think so, too.

Nobuhiro Itou.

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