[et-mgmt-tools] cdrom connect change

Source prime.provogue at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 00:15:21 UTC 2007

That's cool. Does that means that I can add or delete cd-rom device from
within edit virtual machine within virt-manager. I saw that I can add
storage devices from there.


On 6/14/07, Hugh Brock <hbrock at redhat.com> wrote:
> I have just committed a change to python-virtinst that keeps the cdrom
> in the permanent XML for a guest after you install it. This solves the
> numerous "Why can't I get to the cdrom when windows asks for it for the
> 3rd time" issues that we have been working around.
> We have held off doing this up to now because it was not all that easy
> to get a guest to give up the cdrom once you had given it to the guest.
> Now, however, you can easily add and remove disks and network interface
> cards from virt-manager; you can do the same using virsh attach-device
> and remove-device commands. So it seems silly not to let a guest have
> the cdrom drive as long as it needs it and let the operator disconnect
> it once it is no longer needed.
> Enjoy,
> --Hugh
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