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Old 10-15-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
scaryAardvark
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Qemu / Xen - Problems changing cdrom media


Hi,

I have tried desperately all day to try and get a virtual machine running with Windows XP on Fedora

I have a genuine Windows XP upgrade disk and a genuine copy of windows 98.

The way I've installed XP in the past is to boot from the XP disk and part way through it requests a valid upgrade option disk, which is when I insert the Windows 98 disk. It then, normally, carries on and installs XP.

However, I'm running into problems with this disk swap.

When I get the virtual machine to boot the XP disk all is well up until it ask for the disk to be inserted with the Windows 98 on it. I have tried performing the "change -f cdrom ...." with qemu and also with xen via the gnome virtual manager but all to no avail. Windows keeps telling me that the disk is invalid and please insert a valid one.

Has anyone else experience this and more importantly, resolved it.

Thanks for your help.

Obviously, any questions and I'll endeavour to help.

Mark.

Last edited by scaryAardvark; 10-15-2009 at 03:12 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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did you go to ctrl+alt+2 and issue the
using
change ide1-cd0 <filename>

you can find out what is equivalent to ide1-cd0 for you using the command
info block
 
Old 10-16-2009, 03:03 AM   #3
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hi bhaslinux,

yes, I did use "change -f ide1-cd0 ..." as well.

i used info block to show me the devices.

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