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Re: [Xen-users] WinXP CD-ROM problems

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] WinXP CD-ROM problems
From: "Just Anidiot" <jistanidiot@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:06:39 -0400
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On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Tait Clarridge
<Tait.Clarridge@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Just,
>  You need to change the CDROM part of the disk = to look like
>  'file:/opt/xen_stuff/winxp.iso,ioemu:hdc:cdrom,r'
>  That should solve your problem, but make sure you remove the
>  'phy:/dev.....' line as well as it will conflict.

This didn't solve the problem with WinXP thinking the disk is corrupted.

Also I want WinXP to be able to access both the iso and the real
physical CDROM on the box.  If I take out the 2nd CDROM (the one with
phy:/dev...) WinXP doesn't seem to know anything about the physical

What can I do?


>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Just Anidiot
>  Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:26 AM
>  To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  Subject: [Xen-users] WinXP CD-ROM problems
>  I'm running Xen on RHEL5.
>  I've got two problems with CD-ROMs.
>  In my .hvm file, I've got the following line:
>  disk = [ 'phy:/dev/VG_Guests/WinXP-001,ioemu:hda,w',
>  'file:/opt/xen_stuff/winxp.iso,hdc:cdrom,w',
>  'phy:/dev/scd0,hdd:cdrom,r' ]
>  The first CD-ROM,  (the one linking to the file winxp.iso), appears to
>  WinXP to be corrupted.  I'm able to mount that iso in the main OS so
>  I'm thinking this is just some weird Xen/WinXP problem.  I'm not sure
>  when this started as it is the WinXP Install disk and I don't normally
>  need it.  It worked originally when I set this up.
>  The next and more pressing problem is that when I pop a CD into the
>  CD-ROM drive, WinXP 99 times out of 100 doesn't realize a new disk has
>  been inserted and doesn't update the listing.  This has made
>  installing new software impossible.
>  Can someone please help?
>  Thanks in advance.
>  -J
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