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Re: [libvirt] Windows VM doesn't start as Linux one does



On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 06:56:37PM +0100, Daniel Huhardeaux wrote:
> My start script -which started without any problem my XPHome VM- is:
> 
> #!/bin/bash
> 
> AUDIO="es1370"
> VGA="std"
> 
> sudo /usr/bin/kvm -localtime -cdrom /dev/scd0 -boot c -hda 
> /media/XP/vdisk.img -hdb /media/XP/vdisk1.img -m 512 -soundhw $AUDIO 
> -vga $VGA\
>       -net nic,vlan=0 -net vde,vlan=0,sock=/var/run/vde.ctl -usb -smb 
> public -monitor tcp:127.0.0.1:32011,server,nowait &


> The XML file for the same VM which fail on boot is:
> 
> <domain type='kvm'>                              
>  <name>XPHome</name>                            
>  <uuid>26e5de74-0841-c4b3-4cc1-e0df0f93cb31</uuid>
>  <memory>524288</memory>                         
>  <currentMemory>524288</currentMemory>           
>  <vcpu>1</vcpu>                                  
>  <os>                                            
>    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc'>hvm</type>   
>    <boot dev='hd'/>                              
>  </os>                                           
>  <features>                                      
>    <pae/>                                        
>  </features>
>  <clock offset='localtime'/>
>  <on_poweroff>destroy</on_poweroff>
>  <on_reboot>restart</on_reboot>
>  <on_crash>restart</on_crash>
>  <devices>
>    <emulator>/usr/bin/kvm</emulator>
>    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
>      <source file='/media/XP/vdisk.img'/>
>      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
>    </disk>
>    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
>      <source file='/media/XP/vdisk1.img'/>
>      <target dev='hdb' bus='ide'/>
>    </disk>
>    <disk type='block' device='cdrom'>
>      <source dev='/dev/cdrom'/>
>      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
>      <readonly/>
>    </disk>
>    <interface type='bridge'>
>      <mac address='54:52:00:7a:ee:01'/>
>      <source bridge='virbr2'/>
>    </interface>
>    <serial type='pty'>
>      <source path='/dev/pts/6'/>
>      <target port='0'/>
>    </serial>
>    <console type='pty' tty='/dev/pts/6'>
>      <source path='/dev/pts/6'/>
>      <target port='0'/>
>    </console>
>    <input type='tablet' bus='usb'/>
>    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
>    <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' keymap='en-us'/>
>    <sound model='es1370'/>
>    <video>
>      <model type='cirrus' vram='9216' heads='1'/>
>    </video>
>  </devices>
> </domain>

Can you get the libvirt QEMU args from the log file

  /var/log/libvirt/qemu/XPHome.log

so we can compare them to the args your custom script
used. There will probably be some minor difference that's 
confusing windows

Daniel
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