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Distribution: CentOS primarily but I multi-boot my laptop to Ubuntu or Fedora Core 10 as needed
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.
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.
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.