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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] Virtio support in Windows



On Tue, 2009-07-14 at 23:44 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 12:38:14AM +0200, Laurent L?onard wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> What about Virtio support in Windows in virtinst OS dictionary ?
> 
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=535782

Would that be possible? The OS dictionary is (currently) only ever
used for initial installation. The Windows VirtIO drivers can only
be installed post-install. 
We can attach a virtual floppy during install containing the virtio block driver to be used by the win2k3/xp/2k8/vista installers.
The user would have to select the driver from a list when they get to the storage configuration screen in the installer but this works today.

So, AFAICT, it wouldn't be possible todo a
install with virtio enabled in the os dictionary for Windows. Unless
perhaps there's a way to provide them as a driver disk to the initial
installer ? If we booted with a 2nd CDROM or floppy device containing
the VirtIO drivers would the Windows installer be able to use that ?


Daniel

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