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Re: [libvirt] PATCH: Fix booting QEMU off CDROM



On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 01:10:25PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> KVM supports an alternate syntax for indicating a boot device when the
> -drive parameter is available. Instead of -boot c, it allow 'boot=on'
> to be set for the -drive parameter. Unfortauntely it turns that this
> doesn't work with certain CDROM images, in particular Fedora 9
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452355
> 
> Discussion with upstream indicates we're lucky it ever worked at all for 
> CDROM media. So this patch removes use of the boot=on flag for CDROM devices.
> 
> NB, even when we added boot=on, we always still added -boot d param too,
> so merely removing the boot=on flag is sufficient to make it work again.

  Oh, that's the reason of the bug :-) +1

Daniel

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