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Centos 6.0, LIC 3.1, No CDROM RRS feed

  • Question

  • It appears that the IDE CDROM is no longer appearing after installing IC 3.1.  Any suggestions?  Before IC 3.1 (no IC), /dev/cdrom.  After IC 3.1 /dev/cdrom does not exist.


    Pete
    Executed "insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/ata/ata_piix.ko" and the CD-ROM appeared.  Hope this doesn't have to be done on each reboot...
    Monday, August 8, 2011 3:31 PM

Answers

  • Documented in Page 11 of the Read Me (from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26837):

    To mount an ISO file in the virtual machine, the following command must be run before executing the mount command:

    # insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/ata/ata_piix.ko

    Alternatively, copy the ISO file into the virtual machine and mount it using the -o loop option.

    This is necessary due to an interaction between how Red Hat has configured the kernel and our hv_blkvsc driver. We need to unload ata_piix to load our hv_blkvsc driver to provide an optimized IDE path for the root filesystem.

     


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    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 2:54 PM

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  • Documented in Page 11 of the Read Me (from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26837):

    To mount an ISO file in the virtual machine, the following command must be run before executing the mount command:

    # insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/ata/ata_piix.ko

    Alternatively, copy the ISO file into the virtual machine and mount it using the -o loop option.

    This is necessary due to an interaction between how Red Hat has configured the kernel and our hv_blkvsc driver. We need to unload ata_piix to load our hv_blkvsc driver to provide an optimized IDE path for the root filesystem.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 2:54 PM
  • Time to install OEL or Cent-OS on VMware.. roughly 30 mins give or take yum updates. Time to install OEL or Cent-OS on Hyper-V 2008 R2.. roughly 2 days by the time you pick the right version that is compatible with the right version of LIC, look up esoteric insmod commands from a year ago when you think they would have understood how a long standing kernel like RHEL works by now. Really guys if you are aiming enterprise/cloud you need to make it easier to install *nix on Hyper-V. Channel partners can only put so much lipstick on this thing.
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 1:49 PM