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[libvirt-users] insert ISO into a KVM guest



There's got to be a simple way to attach an ISO to a KVM guest. I just haven't yet discovered it.

I've tried adding the following stanza to my guest XML file, under the <devices> stanza and starting the guest:

<disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
   <driver name='qemu' type='raw' />
   <source file='/etc/libvirt/qemu/isos/kvm1.iso' />
   <target dev='hda' bus='ide' />
   <readonly />
</disk>


But I get the following:

error: Failed to start domain rhel6guest
error: internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to /dev/pts/3
qemu: could not open disk image /etc/libvirt/qemu/isos/kvm1.iso: Permission denied


A perms issue should be easy to address one would think, but I've tried every possible combination of perms changes including 777. Changed ownership from root to qemu:qemu (though I'm running as root). I'm not running SELinux. 

Anyone have any insights on how to mount a simple ISO into a KVM guest?  Both at build time AND while the guest is running?

Thanks

Jeff


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