Bug 236782 - hard disk is required but you could be just using a liveCD
hard disk is required but you could be just using a liveCD
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2007-04-17 13:02 EDT by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2009-09-14 11:34 EDT (History)
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Description Jeremy Katz 2007-04-17 13:02:55 EDT
For the case of something like a live CD, it seems like you want to be able to
specify a VM without a hard drive attached to it.  This is especially painful as
you have to go through and recreate the VM every time you want to restart the
live CD -- after the first start, you're kicked over to boot from hard drive
instead of from the CD.
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2007-05-02 08:28:33 EDT
Some first cut patches for LiveCD support here:

  http://www.redhat.com/archives/et-mgmt-tools/2007-May/thread.html#00010
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-07-24 22:08:25 EDT
change QA contact
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2007-10-18 11:15:12 EDT
Really two parts to this:
1) No way to boot from CD after initial install (GUI issue)
2) You want to not be required to choose a hard drive.

I was told by #kvm that a hard drive isn't required by qemu.  It *could* be set
to /dev/null (if virt-manager didn't reject it).
Comment 4 Fabien 2008-03-31 14:16:25 EDT
Me too, i need to boot from CD after initial install with GUI. 

This is because screen just before the first start don't let to use several hard
drives.

I my case two solutions :
- during initial vm creation screen, to be able to have several hard drives.
- after vm is created, to be able to boot from CDROM.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 22:46:16 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2009-03-09 21:33:11 EDT
The pending virt-manager release has a completely redesigned 'New VM' wizard. Details here:

http://blog.wikichoon.com/2009/02/virt-manager-in-fedora-11-new-vm-wizard.html

One of the new pieces is the option to skip specifying storage. If CD/ISO media is used for the install, and no storage is selected, livecd behavior is implied (always boot off CD).

This definitely won't ever be backported to F9: these changes rock the boat a bit too much. Moving this bug to F10 (which is a likely eventual target).
Comment 8 Cole Robinson 2009-09-14 11:34:28 EDT
I think it's too late to be backporting a major virt-manager version to F10, so this bug won't be fixed.

Moving to F11 and closing as CURRENTRELEASE.

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