QEMU KVM how to boot off a physical CD/DVD/BDROM Drive

It's as simple as below where you just specify the dev device of the CDROM which is usually /dev/sr0.  You can boot actual bootable discs like Windows, Linux, etc straight from a physical drive this way.

sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom /dev/sr0 -m 4096
 

 


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