> Virtual machines are great for convenience, but they are not
> hardware and we cannot in good conscience release our product without
> testing it on real machines with real media.
It's still a good test to do. For example, Server and netinst ISO
images are used a lot for VMs, but not for bare metal.
I wasn't clear on this, so let me be more specific. My proposal is only related to
bare-metal optical media support (physical CD, DVD, BD). It is not related to VM booting
at all, so our existing criteria would remain to hold - i.e. all the images have to be
bootable in VMs since Alpha/Beta (Beta strictly per current criteria wording, but
effectively I believe this would be approved even as an Alpha blocker). This would not