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



Le mercredi 07 juillet 2010 22:38:02, Cole Robinson a écrit :
> 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

qemu-kvm 0.12.x is affected by that issue, there is no patch to fix it in Debian 
for now. I saw a patch ("Fix CMOS info for drives defined with -device") on the 
qemu-devel list, but it should be backported to 0.12.4.

> 
> >> 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

Thank you Cole for pointing those patches to me, I will add it to actual 
Debian packages.

-- 
Laurent Léonard


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