[et-mgmt-tools] Configuring a cdrom

Michael N. Moran mike at mnmoran.org
Thu Sep 13 11:56:39 UTC 2007

<n00b alert>

Using my shinny new notebook with an Intel T7300 (VT)
and FC7 installed, I successfully created a virtual
machine running Windoze XP SP2 using virt-manager
under KVM.

The only hiccup came after the first reboot when I
lost my CD-ROM "device". Googling and fiddling led
me to delete-and-then "re-create" using the semi-installed
image. This allowed me to finish the install.

Networking and *many* Windoze things work! I *love*
seeing Windoze-in-a-window :-)

However, I am now unable to find a way to attach
a CD-ROM to install *other* software.

I've googled and searched for config files to no
avail. The XML config file in /etc/libvirt/qemu
seems to be created by libvirt/virt-manager, but
not read by the virt-manager, since I can delete
it and re-launch virt-manager and *still* have my
virtual machine configuration ...

I tried using virt-manager itself, but cannot seem
to find any graphical way to add a CD-ROM.

Please enlighten me that my joy may be complete!

Here's my config:

Fedora Core 7
Dell Latitude D830
Linux boogie #1 SMP Tue Aug 21 21:50:50 EDT 
2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


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