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Re: [virt-tools-list] [libvirt] Bugs when installing Windows XP



On 07/06/2010 10:51 AM, Laurent Léonard wrote:
> Le mardi 06 juillet 2010 15:13:00, vous avez écrit :
>> On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 02:57:25PM +0200, Laurent Léonard wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> There are 2 bugs (regressions) when installing Windows XP, it can be
>>> reproduced with libvirt 0.8.x.
>>>
>>> After the first installation stage, the machine reboots but:
>>> - the CD-ROM is removed, so the second stage asks for the CD-ROM.
>>

This is a virtinst bug, now fixed upstream:

http://hg.fedorahosted.org/hg/python-virtinst/rev/e5ab15cd4c24

There is also a qemu issue that affects windows installs, but not sure
if it's relevant for debian versions:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=579348

>> This is a virt-manager / virt-install bug. libvirt just does what its
>> told with the CD media.
>>
>>> - if I force the shutdown, the machine reboots. If I force the shutdown
>>> again after the reboot the machine shuts off as expected.
>>

For certain installs, we need to force a reboot into the second stage
(windows). However, this logic was a bit confusing, and has been
adjusted upstream:

http://hg.fedorahosted.org/hg/virt-manager/rev/d8c0607c68dc

- Cole

> 
> I think you are right. I downgraded to Virt-manager 0.8.3 and virtinst 0.500.2 
> which has an other behaviour: the virtual machine is stopped after the first 
> installation stage of Windows XP. But if we start again the virtual machine, 
> the installation process can be correctly completed.
> 


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