LiveCD qemu autoplay?

Jacob Rideout ubuntu at
Fri Feb 10 00:51:45 GMT 2006

Although, I only use qemu on linux, I've been testing dapper with qemu
for some time now. I created a wiki page so others could see how to
use it at:

- Jacob

On 2/9/06, Andrew Jorgensen <andrew.jorgensen at> wrote:
> What would it take to launch the LiveCD in qemu on Windows?
> In linux you could just point qemu at the cdrom device with "qemu
> -cdrom /dev/cdrom" but that's not possible in Windows (yet?).  It
> seems, though, that it should be possible to boot up the casper image
> using qemu and run it that way.  Has anyone tried this?  Should it be
> possible?  Perhaps if an extra bootstrap image were also provided on
> the CD?
> It seems to me this could really make the LiveCD easier to try,
> particularly if the user feels unwilling to trust his machine to the
> CD at first.  Or if he simply hates rebooting, like I do.
> - Andrew
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