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Old 03-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #46
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It just seemed like something that was doable.
I would really love to see someone take up the idea.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 01:09 PM   #47
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KVM and Vista on a real disk partition

just a question... I already have a dual boot PC, with Vista pre-installed on my 500GB SATA disk, and Id like to boot kvm from the NTFS partition, not from a disk image. is it possible ???
 
Old 05-05-2008, 09:42 AM   #48
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It just seemed like something that was doable.
I would be interesting if doable.
 
Old 08-11-2008, 03:06 AM   #49
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Hi ComputerGreek,


Your guide may help me out.


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Vista does not produce valid boot sector information, so partition and format the image, vista.img, with XP or Linux. For example, use:
qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -m 512 vista.img -cdrom xp.iso
Having installed Vista, Ultimate Edition, on KVM at least 3 times. Each time Vista can't boot after exit. It just boots seemingly to Rescue Mode. I have to put its installer on CDRom and re-run;

# kvm -m 1024 vista.img -cdrom /dev/scd0 -boot d

to start the OS. It is working fine on the VM able connecting Internet w/o problem.


Your comment abovementioned clears my doubt on mis-installation. Vista can't boot by itself on VM without some treatment.


If I use linux.iso when shall I stop installing Linux on linux.iso? Please advise. TIA


I'm prepared running Ubuntu8.04 amd64 desktop which is the Host OS on VM


B.R.
satimis


Furthermore can I use 64bit OS on 32bit Vista? OR I have to run a 32bit Linux installer to do the job? Thanks

Last edited by satimis; 08-11-2008 at 03:07 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2009, 12:04 PM   #50
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Resurrecting an old thread

I had Vista working in a qemu VM at one point. I probably still have a screen shot. I wanted to get kqemu working and I was playing with Windows 7 RC so I rebuilt all of the pieces (kqemu, qemu, etc.) including the kernel (currently running the 2.6.30-rc6 kernel). W7 works fine now as does Windows Server 2008 and both with kqemu but Vista is giving me the STOP: 0x000000A5 BSOD. Supposedly this is an ACPI problem but that doesn't explain Server 2008 and W7 working.

I've tried going back to the configuration that had previously worked with Vista (qemu 0.9.1 with or without kqemu, previous kernel, etc.) but I still get the same BSOD. This includes using a gzipped image that used to work and trying a clean install into a new VM.

Just for sanity's sake, does anyone have Vista running in a qemu VM (with or without kqemu)? If so, what if anything did you do to get Vista running (which version of qemu, etc. are you using)?

Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot/debug this are welcome. I'd like to have Vista working "for completeness" so, please, no suggestions to just abandon Vista. I've started taking some classes on network security and being able to run any OS I want in a VM is really handy.

Thanks,
Dave
 
Old 05-23-2009, 01:30 AM   #51
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Did you try with kvm 84 ? they say here : http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Guest_Support_Status that it should work.
BTW I had problems with kvm 85 and a windows xp guest but kvm 86 is working great so far ...
 
Old 05-24-2009, 10:38 PM   #52
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Did you try with kvm 84 ? they say here : http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Guest_Support_Status that it should work.
BTW I had problems with kvm 85 and a windows xp guest but kvm 86 is working great so far ...
I'm trying to get everything working under qemu. I'll go the KVM route if I can't get Vista working under qemu again. It would probably be easier to do that than the effort I've put into trying to get it working again under qemu. It just kind of pisses me off that it used to work and now it doesn't.

Cheers,
Dave
 
Old 09-15-2009, 10:46 PM   #53
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The option -soundhw es1370 has qemu emulate an Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1370 sound card.

The default network hardware -net nic,model=ne2k_pci is a Realtek 8029 PCI Ethernet Card.

Drivers for both, are on drivers.iso. Install them by right-clicking on the .inf files and choosing install from the menu.
Does anybody know where this version of drivers.iso might be archived? The sf site has drivers.iso without the ES1370 driver, and darned if I can find anything compatible anywhere else.

So, the answer is, Vista will find the driver for you, but to get sound on Fedora 11 you need to set security_driver="none" in qemu.conf. SELinux prevents sound (until F13, at least).

Last edited by bill_mcgonigle; 09-16-2009 at 12:43 AM.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 01:47 AM   #54
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Thumbs up I have VIsta64 working with Aqemu

No Internet though, so I may find your post useful to get Internet to work. I don't have Win7 or XP so might as well use what I have. I only want it so I can use newer versions of IE, and I'm not gonna fork the money for 7 for that.
 
  


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