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Re: [virt-tools-list] Cant access Cd drive during boot



Sometimes the change using the GUI says settings won't apply until next reboot. Try shutting down, then starting up again.
I have seen this especially when changing the boot options. Hope it helps.
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>    1. Cant access Cd drive during boot (Dale Marthaller)
>    2. [libosinfo] Add Fedora 16 OS metadata (Zeeshan Ali (Khattak))
>    3. [libosinfo] Slightly more linient volume IDs for	Fedora
>       (Zeeshan Ali (Khattak))
>    4. Re: [libosinfo] Add Fedora 16 OS metadata (Daniel P. Berrange)
>    5. Re: [libosinfo] Slightly more linient volume IDs for Fedora
>       (Daniel P. Berrange)
>    6. Re: [KVM] : Identify KVM-Host from inside the KVM-Guest
>       (Richard W.M. Jones)
>    7. Re: Cant access Cd drive during boot (Richard W.M. Jones)
>    8. Im free now. (mynameisjohn linuxmail org)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:15:26 -0800
> From: Dale Marthaller <dmarthaller shaw ca>
> To: virt-tools-list redhat com
> Subject: [virt-tools-list] Cant access Cd drive during boot
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> 
> I have a working VM guest but I need to reboot the guest from CD to run
> some partitioning tools. I have not been able to boot from the CD. I have
> changed the boot options to allow for boot from CD but still no luck. I
> want to access the guest in monitor mode (Ctrl-Alt-2) but for the life of
> me have not been able to make this work, any ideas?
> 
> Dale
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> Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 02:14:57 +0200
> From: "Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)" <zeeshanak gnome org>
> To: virt-tools-list redhat com
> Subject: [virt-tools-list] [libosinfo] Add Fedora 16 OS metadata
> Message-ID: <1321402497-30192-1-git-send-email-zeeshanak gnome org>
> 
> From: "Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)" <zeeshanak gnome org>
> 
> ---
>  data/oses/fedora.xml |   41 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/data/oses/fedora.xml b/data/oses/fedora.xml
> index 2b624aa..fb3d0f9 100644
> --- a/data/oses/fedora.xml
> +++ b/data/oses/fedora.xml
> @@ -216,5 +216,46 @@
>      </resources>
>    </os>
> 
> +  <os id="http://fedoraproject.org/fedora/16";>
> +    <short-id>fedora16</short-id>
> +    <name>Fedora 16</name>
> +    <version>16</version>
> +    <vendor>Fedora Project</vendor>
> +    <family>Linux</family>
> +    <upgrades id="http://fedoraproject.org/fedora/15"/>
> +
> +    <media arch="i386">
> +     
> <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/16/Fedora
> /i386/os/</url> +      <iso>
> +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+16.+i386.*</volume-id>
> +        <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> +      </iso>
> +      <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> +      <initrd>isolinux/initrd.img</initrd>
> +    </media>
> +    <media arch="x86_64">
> +     
> <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/16/Fedora
> /x86_64/os/</url> +      <iso>
> +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+16.+x86_64.*</volume-id>
> +        <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> +      </iso>
> +      <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> +      <initrd>isolinux/initrd.img</initrd>
> +    </media>
> +
> +    <resources arch="all">
> +      <minimum>
> +        <n-cpus>1</n-cpus>
> +        <ram>671088640</ram>
> +        <storage>94371840</storage>
> +      </minimum>
> +
> +      <recommended>
> +        <cpu>400000000</cpu>
> +        <ram>1207959552</ram>
> +      </recommended>
> +    </resources>
> +  </os>
> +
> 
>  </libosinfo>
> 
> > From: "Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)" <zeeshanak gnome org>
> > 
> > ---
> > 
> >  data/oses/fedora.xml |   41 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  1 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/data/oses/fedora.xml b/data/oses/fedora.xml
> > index 2b624aa..fb3d0f9 100644
> > --- a/data/oses/fedora.xml
> > +++ b/data/oses/fedora.xml
> > @@ -216,5 +216,46 @@
> > 
> >      </resources>
> >    
> >    </os>
> > 
> > +  <os id="http://fedoraproject.org/fedora/16";>
> > +    <short-id>fedora16</short-id>
> > +    <name>Fedora 16</name>
> > +    <version>16</version>
> > +    <vendor>Fedora Project</vendor>
> > +    <family>Linux</family>
> > +    <upgrades id="http://fedoraproject.org/fedora/15"/>
> > +
> > +    <media arch="i386">
> > +     
> > <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/16/Fedo
> > ra/i386/os/</url> +      <iso>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+16.+i386.*</volume-id>
> > +        <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> > +      </iso>
> > +      <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > +      <initrd>isolinux/initrd.img</initrd>
> > +    </media>
> > +    <media arch="x86_64">
> > +     
> > <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/16/Fedo
> > ra/x86_64/os/</url> +      <iso>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+16.+x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > +        <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> > +      </iso>
> > +      <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > +      <initrd>isolinux/initrd.img</initrd>
> > +    </media>
> > +
> > +    <resources arch="all">
> > +      <minimum>
> > +        <n-cpus>1</n-cpus>
> > +        <ram>671088640</ram>
> > +        <storage>94371840</storage>
> > +      </minimum>
> > +
> > +      <recommended>
> > +        <cpu>400000000</cpu>
> > +        <ram>1207959552</ram>
> > +      </recommended>
> > +    </resources>
> > +  </os>
> > +
> > 
> >  </libosinfo>
> 
> ACK
> 
> Daniel
> 
> > From: "Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)" <zeeshanak gnome org>
> > 
> > ---
> > 
> >  data/oses/fedora.xml |   16 ++++++++--------
> >  1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/data/oses/fedora.xml b/data/oses/fedora.xml
> > index fb3d0f9..dbd4a6f 100644
> > --- a/data/oses/fedora.xml
> > +++ b/data/oses/fedora.xml
> > @@ -89,7 +89,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="i386">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        2/Fedora/i386/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 12 i386.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+12.+i386.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > 
> > @@ -98,7 +98,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="x86_64">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        2/Fedora/x86_64/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 12 x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+12.+x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > 
> > @@ -117,7 +117,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="i386">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        3/Fedora/i386/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 13 i386.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+13.+i386.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > 
> > @@ -126,7 +126,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="x86_64">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        3/Fedora/x86_64/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 13 x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+13.+x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > 
> > @@ -145,7 +145,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="i386">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        4/Fedora/i386/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 14 i386.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+14.+i386.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > 
> > @@ -154,7 +154,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="x86_64">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        4/Fedora/x86_64/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 14 x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+14.+x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > 
> > @@ -186,7 +186,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="i386">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        5/Fedora/i386/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 15 i386.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+15.+i386.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> > 
> > @@ -195,7 +195,7 @@
> > 
> >      <media arch="x86_64">
> >      
> >        <url>http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/1
> >        5/Fedora/x86_64/os/</url> <iso>
> > 
> > -        <volume-id>.*Fedora 15 x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > +        <volume-id>.*Fedora.+15.+x86_64.*</volume-id>
> > 
> >          <system-id>LINUX</system-id>
> >        
> >        </iso>
> >        <kernel>isolinux/vmlinuz</kernel>
> 
> ACK
> 
> 
> Daniel
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is there a way to identify the KVM Host on which a KVM-Guest is
> > running - all this from inside the KVM-Guest.
> > 
> > Any 'virsh' options or any files that can tell me the name of the
> > parent-KVM-Host running this particular KVM-Guest?
> > [in the form of the KVM-hosts ipaddress or hostname]
> > 
> > PS:
> > I am trying to figure this out - while taking a direct-VNC
> > connection to a Fedora-15 Guest being hosted by a Fedora-16 KVM
> > host.
> > 
> > I have tried using virt-what which just gives the type of hypervisor
> > or the version of the KVM (inside the KVM-guest):
> > 
> > #virt-what
> > kvm
> > 
> > #virt-what --version
> > 1.11
> > 
> > Any suggestions - Appreciated.
> 
> You probably want to look at 'vhostmd'.  It's packaged in Fedora.
> 
> Rich.
> 
> > I have a working VM guest but I need to reboot the guest from CD to
> > run some partitioning tools. I have not been able to boot from the
> > CD.
> 
> I suggest you use virt-rescue.  It's a lot easier than messing around
> with boot CD configuration.
> 
> http://libguestfs.org/virt-rescue.1.html
> 
> virt-rescue contains some common partitioning tools already, and you
> can attach a second disk containing any other (Linux) tools you need.
> 
> > I have changed the boot options to allow for boot from CD but
> > still no luck. I want to access the guest in monitor mode
> > (Ctrl-Alt-2) but for the life of me have not been able to make this
> > work, any ideas?
> 
> The monitor is explicitly *not* available from libvirt.  It would be a
> huge security hole for us to allow any user to just switch over to the
> monitor and start typing any monitor commands.
> 
> Rich.

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