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Old 12-12-2008, 01:55 AM   #1
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KVM Virtual Machine CD CHANGE


I am unable to change the CD in a KVM Windows VM. I was also not able to change the CD during a RHEL 4 installation. When I an prompted for the 2nd cd I disconnect and connect the 2nd iso. How do I overcome this issue. Every time it says unable to mount CDrom.

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I think there is device contention between your host OS and your guest OS; in QEMU, you must input the explicit command to change the optical disc (or iso image) in the Qemu Monitor, which is accessible by pressing Ctrl-Alt-2. See the syntax here:
Since KVM is based hugely on QEMU, this may work for you too. Just don't forget to get back into your guest OS by pressing Ctrl-Alt-1 when you're done
Old 12-12-2008, 03:51 AM   #3
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Hey thanks,

I will check that today.

And by the way the quote is good.

"Even if free software were crap, it should still get our preference over the non-free crap secreted by IT corporations."


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