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Re: [vfio-users] Boot from passed through HBA\SATA Controller



On Mon, 2015-12-21 at 11:03 -0600, Bradley Davis wrote:
> I couldn't get it to work, so I made sure my boot drive was always on
> the host systems. I did this with FreeNAS and passed through a M1015
> - it was setup in passthrough mode so the VM which the card was
> assigned could see SMART data.
> 
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Mark Billington <billington mark gma
> il.com> wrote:
> > I wish to boot from a passed through HDD controller using
> > libvirt\Qemu. I can run through OS installations fine (both windows
> > and linux), but on reboot at the point it would boot from the HDD,
> > it doesn't find a boot device. Is there a trick to get this
> > working? an extra string I need to add into the XML or Qemu command
> > when passing through the device?
> > 

If you are booting with OVMF, then it doesn't support booting from a
real SATA device last I checked.  There are some unofficial patches out
there somewhere for an old version that are supposed to allow that, but
I tried them and never had any useful results.


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