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Re: [Xen-users] cd-rom access, hvm boot, unstable download from 9-7-2006

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] cd-rom access, hvm boot, unstable download from 9-7-2006
From: Alan Murrell <lists@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 21:08:02 -0700
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On Monday 11 September 2006 10:46, Yongkang wrote:
> The new cdrom usage should like:
> disk = [ 'file:/var/images/install.img,hda,w',
> 'file:/root/installimages/winxpsp2.iso,hdc:cdrom,r' ]

Possibly a stupid question, but if one is not using  a VT-enabled CPU (Intel's 
VT chip or AMD's Pacifica chip), would the above work?  (this would be for 
Xen 3.0+, presumably...?)

I've always thought it a weakness of Xen that you could not install a DomU 
from CD-ROM (or ISO image, as above).

My machine I am using at home is not a VT-enabled one, so being able to 
install a guest domain from an ISO would save a few steps in my current 
process (install to my desktop in VMware --> loopback-mount the disk image on 
Dom0 --> rsync the filesystem created in VMware to the mounted disk image)



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