Here is a neat and FREE app to test your Live CDs.  Not sure how I missed this one, but instead of creating an entire virtual machine to boot a ISO for testing, you can just run the ISO with MobaLiveCD (http://mobalivecd.mobatek.net/en/).  QEMU opens a virtual machine window that much faster on your screen.



This may just cut down the number of cup mats I usually make when burning CDs...