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Old 01-06-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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how to use physics cdrom in Xen?


how to use cdrom drive in Xen? thanks

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Old 01-07-2009, 01:12 AM   #2
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Too little info.
Assuming the CD lists that it will run only on Windows, you should install Wine first and then run the CD.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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Too little info.
Assuming the CD lists that it will run only on Windows, you should install Wine first and then run the CD.
I mean I always use the iso file for Xen,I want use physics cdrom,how to doing this? thanks
 
Old 01-08-2009, 01:30 AM   #4
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how to use physics cdrom in Xen? thanks
A bit more infor about "physics cdrom" will help people to help you better.
Is it a course/tutorial CD like the CBT Nuggets/Tesout CDs or is it the cdrom drive brand or what ? Elabotrate.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:22 AM   #5
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A bit more infor about "physics cdrom" will help people to help you better.
Is it a course/tutorial CD like the CBT Nuggets/Tesout CDs or is it the cdrom drive brand or what ? Elabotrate.
sorry all,I mean "physics cdrom" is cdrom drive.just is real cdrom drive,not is virtual cdrom.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 01:58 AM   #6
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I take it you meant "physical drive" ,in any case.
As you didnt state : wether the drive is attached to the PC or what steps you have taken so far and errors it throws I will assume its attched to your computer and you just want to be able to read it. in which case just insert a cd into the drive , open a terminal and type:

mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

if that doesnt work (only if above fails)

mkdir /media/cdromdrive
mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdromdrive

you have to be root for all these commands to work.if it doesnt work post all errors you get.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 06:58 PM   #7
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I take it you meant "physical drive" ,in any case.
As you didnt state : wether the drive is attached to the PC or what steps you have taken so far and errors it throws I will assume its attched to your computer and you just want to be able to read it. in which case just insert a cd into the drive , open a terminal and type:

mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

if that doesnt work (only if above fails)

mkdir /media/cdromdrive
mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdromdrive

you have to be root for all these commands to work.if it doesnt work post all errors you get.
Hi, I am a newbie and is looking for solution to use cd-rom under redhat
Xen (virtual machine of windows 2003, I only can see the qemu cd rom but can't use it), I found one solution as Installing and using a fully-virtualized Xen guest,

Using a real CD-ROM drive

You can also use a real CD-ROM drive in the virtual guest. Use the following device entry for the guest CD-ROM drive, changing the source option to list the device name of the CD-ROM drive to be used:

<disk type='block' device='cdrom'>
<driver name='phy'/>
<source dev='/dev/hdc'/>
<target dev='hdc'/>
<readonly/>
</disk>

It looks like I should modify a file when the linux boots

HOW
 
Old 03-06-2009, 07:48 PM   #8
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should put one cd media in your drive and restart the virtual op ( in my case is windows) and the windows can find the disk, working fine. but if you want to change the media, it will have problem. I have seen reject the media first and then put one back, I will google it later
 
Old 03-18-2009, 01:06 AM   #9
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Check this out:
http://www.novell.com/support/search...eID=DT_TID_1_1

Was trying long and hard to figure out how to present CD/DVD media to the paravirtualized host. Worked like a charm for me! Hope it helps!
 
  


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