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Re: [Qemu-discuss] boot symlinked block device?

From: Christopher Snowhill (kode54)
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] boot symlinked block device?
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:42:08 -0700

You could also use the /dev/disk/by-id/ symlink already created for it, but if 
your existing symlink doesn’t work, I don’t suppose the existing ones will, 

> On Oct 20, 2018, at 12:58 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> Hi
> I use QEMU(2.12.1)/KVM with virt-manager with gentoo.
> I added an SSD drive to the VM as primary boot device.
> The problem is now on every reboot of my gentoo box the
> SSD gets a different device name assigned (sdc,sde,sdd)
> and I have to reassign the SDD in virt-manager and select new
> boot order...
> To prevent that I issue a udev rule that creates a unique
> symlink to that device:
> SUBSYSTEM=="block", ATTRS{vendor}=="NORELSYS", ATTRS{model}=="106X", 
> SYMLINK+="windows-disk"
> I then create a drive in virt-manager that has the "windows-disk" and I set 
> it to
> the first boot device.
> But QEMU does not boot from it... Instead it show me the EFI shell and when I 
> exit the shell
> I can select one of the many drives in the boot menu and it bootes the 
> windows-vm...
> Can QEMU not boot from symlinked devices?

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