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RE: [Xen-users] Windows 2003 server CDROM and XEN

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  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 18:13:35 -0500
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I would suggest setting up an ISO file archive in Xen of the CDROMs that you frequently need to access within your domU.  Once you have a lot of VMs running, it will be more convenient for you than trying to share a single physical drive.


-----Original Message-----
From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joel Witherspoon
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:50 PM
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Subject: [Xen-users] Windows 2003 server CDROM and XEN


Hi all,

I was able to successfully install Windows 2003 Server guest on Xen (pretty painlessly, I might add) and while the CDROM was working during the installation, it now is not. I have logged in an patched Windows successfully and all appears to be right except the CDROM. On the physical server, the device is actually a DVD ROM but it worked during installation so I don't think that was the problem.

In Windows' compmgmt.msc and in the "My Computer" utility, I see a CDROM but no media in the CDROM. I have to restart the domU to get the CD ROM to detect the CD.

Is there an easier way to have a Windows domU detect the CD in the CDROM?

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