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Re: [libvirt] [virt-tools-list] KVM Windows guest: add hard drive



On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:47 PM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby
<mihamina gulfsat mg> wrote:
> Manao ahoana, Hello, Bonjour,
>
> I installed a Windows (XP and 2003) guest using one partition as hard
> drive.
> I used:
>
>  sudo virt-install --connect qemu:///system \
>   --name win2003-01 \
>   --ram 1024 \
>   --keymap=fr \
>   --disk path=/dev/lvm0/win2003-01 \
>   --cdrom=/home/mihamina/Windows_2003_Server.iso \
>   --os-type windows \
>   --os-variant=win2k3 \
>   --noapic \
>   --noacpi \
>   --network=bridge:br0 \
>   --accelerate \
>   --vnc \
>   --force
>
> And this works fine. Really fine.
>
>
> The disk section in the definition:
>
>    <disk type='block' device='disk'>
>      <source dev='/dev/lvm0/win2003-01'/>
>      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
>    </disk>
>
> After installation, people asked me to add another hard drive to this
> installation, and then, I added another "disk" in the definition:
>
>    <disk type='block' device='disk'>
>      <source dev='/dev/lvm0/win2003-01'/>
>      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
>    </disk>
>    <disk type='block' device='disk'>
>      <source dev='/dev/lvm0/win2003-01-a'/>
>      <target dev='hdb' bus='ide'/>
>    </disk>
>
I am following this thread for my information want to know is the
above syntax of adding a disk to vm definition correct?
I have not tried it hence want to know.

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 05:54:00AM +0300, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
>> > acathrow redhat com :
>> > Are you looking for a new driver to appear in 'my computer'
>>
>> Yes, that is what I expected.
>>
>> > because it wouldn't appear there until you format it. Does it show
>> > up in device manager?
>>
>> I'll try to see in the device manager and see if I can ask for
>> formatting from somewhere.
>
> You could also try partitioning and preformatting the drive before you
> add it.  _Shut down_ the virtual machine, then do:
>
> guestfish -a /dev/lvm0/win2003-01-a <<EOF
> run
> part-disk /dev/sda mbr
> mkfs ntfs /dev/sda1
> EOF
Are you suggesting to erase mbr also?
The guy is adding another disk to his vm so why does one need to erase
mbr in vm?

partdisk is not installed on my system.
Are you suggesting this utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896528


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