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RE: [Xen-users] GPLPV (9.11pre20) in Win2003x64onXenServerEnterprise 5.0

To: "Peter Privat" <peter.privat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] GPLPV (9.11pre20) in Win2003x64onXenServerEnterprise 5.0 (CD drive missing)
From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:12:10 +1100
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] GPLPV (9.11pre20) in Win2003x64onXenServerEnterprise 5.0 (CD drive missing)
> (corrected! I meant PV 0.9.12, not PV 0.9.11)
> Hello James,
> I just downloaded the PV 0.9.12 and installed to a Windows 2003 32-bit
> guest. It seems like the CD ROM drive doesn't turn up (shows) until a
> is inserted before the guest is booted. If the drive is empty before
> the drive is also gone from hardware.
> If it's loaded before boot, I can view the content of the CD. But if I
> then eject the CD and load (insert) another one, the contents will not
> change. It will still show the contents from the first CD.

I don't think that there is an easy way of detecting disk changes at the

I rely on the backend presenting me with 'sectors' and 'sector-size'
values, and obviously these can't be computed if there is no actual CD
inserted so I fail the connection. XenServer appears to act a little
differently - I haven't seen those scsi mode pages in the open source

Roel doesn't appear to be using a physical CD drive though, just an
image, so I don't think this is his problem.


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