[et-mgmt-tools] Re: About keeping the cdrom in the permanent XML for a guest after install
hbrock at redhat.com
Thu Jun 28 17:14:13 UTC 2007
Oops, meant to reply to the list, not just to Nobuhiro-san...
Nobuhiro Itou wrote:
> Hi, Hugh
> I have an opinion about the following corrections.
> I think that this correction has added the procedure to the Linux
> In case of Linux, if installation is finished, the cdrom (/dev/cdrom)
is not necessary.
> The user has to detach one by one.
> And, before correction, the cdrom with no source was attached after
installation. Isn't it enough for Windows? xm block-configure exchange
the cdrom when Windows asks for it,
> and since the cdrom with no source is positioning like the physics CD
device with no media, it is not necessary to detach it after use.
> I recognize the problem of Windows had been already solved before
> Cannot you retrieve to the state before this correction?
> Nobuhiro Itou.
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.
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Hugh Brock | virt-manager http://virt-manager.org
hbrock at redhat.com | virtualization library http://libvirt.org
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