Bug 1065480 - libvirt can not start with /dev/sr0 if no media in physical cdrom
Summary: libvirt can not start with /dev/sr0 if no media in physical cdrom
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Libvirt Maintainers
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2014-02-14 18:30 UTC by Nerijus Baliūnas
Modified: 2016-04-26 13:28 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-11-04 21:25:52 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Nerijus Baliūnas 2014-02-14 18:30:57 UTC
See bug 709585. When I try to run VM in Virtual Machine Manager, I get:
Error starting domain: cannot read header '/dev/sr0': Input/output error.

If I try to change Storage format to host_device or host_cdrom:
Error changing VM configuration: unsupported configuration: unknown driver format value 'host_cdrom'

Comment 1 Nerijus Baliūnas 2014-06-28 11:31:44 UTC
From https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=709585#c13 :
Happens on Fedora 20, too. 

Guest OS = MS-WinV7proSP1 (updated to date)

# virsh dumpxml win7

    <disk type='block' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <source dev='/dev/sr0'/>
      <target dev='hdb' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='1'/>

Comment 2 Mikolaj Kucharski 2015-03-29 14:35:02 UTC
This is also affecting RHEL7 (and CentOS7).

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Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2015-11-04 21:25:52 UTC
FWIW a VM on f23 starts up fine with empty /dev/sr0, so this appears to be fixed there

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