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If I insert a CD-ROM into my server's physical CD-ROM drive, can I boot that CD-ROM in a QEMU guest to work on that guest's hard drive? I need to use a Windows 7 repair disk.

This is a continuation of my previous two questions.

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I've attached /dev/sr0 to KVM/QEMU virtual machines through virt-manager and they've worked fine, I normally just mount the ISO from a datastore we have though.

This Server Fault post should help you :-)

How to connect a cdrom device to a kvm/qemu domain (using command-line tools)?

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Thanks! I'll test it later today. – NobleUplift Apr 8 '13 at 12:34

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