On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 09:20:28AM +0000, Matt Churchyard wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 08:07:13AM +0000, Matt Churchyard wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 03:21:10PM -0700, Peter Grehan wrote:
> > > >> [Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file
> > > >> [D:\autounattend.xml] for pass [windowsPE]. The answer file is
> > > >> invalid.]
> > > >
> > > > Something is wrong with your autounattend.xml file.
> > >
> > > Still working on the 2k16 unattend file. Unfortunately things have
> > > changed from TP5 in a non-obvious way :(
> > >
> > > A workaround is to do a GUI install.
> > >
> > > later,
> > >
> > > Peter.
> > > Please explain what you mean by a GUI install.
> > Not sure if anyone's replied directly to you -
> > 1) Make sure you are running at least 11-RELEASE
> > 2) Use an "off-the-shelf" Windows install CD
> > 3) Add the following to your bhyve command
> > -s 29,fbuf,tcp=0.0.0.0:5900,w=800,h=600,wait
> > -s 30,xhci,tablet
> > 4) Run bhyve and then use a VNC client to connect and install using
> > the normal Windows GUI
> >Well all right did follow https://wiki.freebsd.org/bhyve/UEFI
> >My next question is after the initial install is done, how do I followup on
> >the next step , i.e. to see if the VM is booting.
> As long as you have the fbuf device specified you can connect to the IP
> address of the bhyve host using VNC to view the "physical" guest console and
> watch it boot. Usually with Windows you'd then use the VNC console to log in
> and set up permanent RDP access.
> One other issue is that Windows doesn't support the virtio-net network device
> by default. The easiest way to get this working is to boot the guest with
> the virtio driver ISO attached instead of the Windows install disk (once
> Windows is installed and working). You can then install the driver for the
> network interface from the CD using the VNC console.
> Depending on what you are doing you may find it easier to use something like
> iohyve/chyves/vm-bhyve/vmrc that handles all the raw bhyve commands for you.
I will look into the iohyve , saw that last night.
Does this also apply to UEFU BSDs / Linuxes ?
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