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Re: [Xen-users] Sharing a CDROM drive between domains

  • To: "John A. Sullivan III" <jsullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Kip Macy <kip.macy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 21:44:40 -0700
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That would be desirable, but it currently isn't supported.  


On 5/9/05, John A. Sullivan III <jsullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello, all.  So far Xen has worked well for us other than the NFS issued
> I just posted and this CCD issue.  The physical server has an IDE CDROM
> drive on /dev/hda.  We would like to share this between domains as a
> read only device.
> In the domain configuration files, we created a disk entry of
> [ 'phy:hda,hda,r' . . . .].  We thought that would create a /dev/hda on
> each of the unprivileged domains.  It created an hda0 instead.  We then
> tried to mount /dev/hda0 at /mnt.  The mount appear to succeed but then
> gives a data underrun error.  How does one share a CDROM drive between
> domains? Thanks - John
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