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qemu access to the native CD-ROM on f8?



  i'm sure i'm screwing up something simple but i'm trying to use the
basic qemu PC system emulator and the linux image
"linux-0.2.img[.bz2]" here:

http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/download.html

to access my native CD-ROM.

  it's a piece of cake to invoke the emulator thusly:

  $ qemu linux-0.2.img

and i can even see a reference to the "QEMU CD-ROM" go blazing by
during the boot process.  but after that ... nothing.

  the online qemu docs here:

http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/qemu-doc.html#SEC20

*seem* to suggest that i should simply have access automatically via
the device file /dev/cdrom, but the qemu session has no such file.

  and the situation on the host system:

$ ls -l /dev/{cdrom,scd0,sr0}
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     3 2008-01-18 08:56 /dev/cdrom -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     3 2008-01-18 08:56 /dev/scd0 -> sr0
brw-rw-rw-+ 1 root disk 11, 0 2008-01-18 08:56 /dev/sr0
$

  so i certainly seem to have sufficient device files on the host, and
the actual device file has world R/W access.  thoughts?

rday

p.s.  um ... what's with that "+" at the end of the access rights for
/dev/sr0?  that's a new one for me.  i guess i just never noticed it
before.



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Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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