Optical drive access in Gnome Boxes

asked 2016-03-14 21:56:35 -0500

knel gravatar image

updated 2016-03-21 19:15:35 -0500

I have a Windows 10 installation in Gnome Boxes and I want to install software from a dvd. How do I give gnome boxes access to the optical drive? Under the devices tab in system properties, the cd/dvd option seems to want an .iso file. When I first opened the contextual menu for the cd/dvd option, the .iso file I used to install windows was selected. Once I de-selected it and tried to choose the cd/dvd containing software, I was not able to. Instead, the contextual menu keeps pushing me into sub-menus, as if only an .iso file works for the "cd/dvd" selection.

edit (Mar 21 2016): I still have not been able to get access to the optical drive (nor can I get usb passthru to work for that matter), but the solution that worked for now was to burn the dvd contents to an .iso file, and use that.

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Never used Gnome Boxes, but also never had any issues with virt-manager with .iso files or usb passthrough. Maybe worth to change the client?

thomaswood gravatar imagethomaswood ( 2016-03-22 13:46:59 -0500 )edit