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[Qemu-devel] boot from "live cd" in qemu ?

From: jmf
Subject: [Qemu-devel] boot from "live cd" in qemu ?
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 14:13:45 -0400 (EDT)

How can I boot from a BSD or Linux "live cd" in qemu ? 

qemu allows the user to set it's emulated "devices" to arbitrary files or real 
devices so I tried to set the cdrom, or an iso image, to fda or hda but this 
did not work:

$ qemu -hda /dev/cdrom

$ qemu -hda livecd.iso

$ qemu -fda /dev/cdrom

$ qemu -fda livecd.iso

all fail to boot. What I would like to do would be something like

$ qemu -boot_from_cdrom ./mylivecd.iso


$ qemu -boot_from_cdrom /dev/cdrom

If this is possible, how? If it is not possible, will this feature be added in 
the future? "live cds" are so popular now, this would be very helpful.

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