[virt-tools-list] virt-manager cdrom device

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Mon Jan 18 15:09:49 UTC 2010

On 01/17/2010 01:27 PM, Stefan King wrote:
> Does anyone have a suggestion about why, when trying to create
> a new virtual machine, on the "Locate your install media" radio
> buttons, if I click Use CDROM or DVD, the box always says 
> No media present (/dev/scd0) ?  This option seems totally 
> useless because it never says anything other than that, yet
> there is no way I can find to change what it looks at. 

What virt-manager, libvirt, distro version?

> If I click on Use ISO image: I can navigate to one of the /dev/cdrom
> device nodes and make some progress anyway.  
> I was trying to install Red Hat 9 under an hvm on an lvm partition, 
> but there is no love yet.  

We get this info from HAL or UDEV, so if it isn't telling us there is
media in your physical CDROM drive, we don't let you select it.
~/.virt-manager/virt-manager.log might help.

- Cole

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