On Friday, 9 February 2018 09:04:25 UTC, Yuraeitha  wrote:
> On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:25:52 AM UTC+1, Alex Dubois wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am trying to get Windows installed on R4.
> > 
> > qvm-create win7 --class StandaloneVM --label blue
> > qvm-prefs win7 | grep virt
> >   it is pvh
> > qvm-prefs win7 virt_mode hvm (I suspect doc needs to be updated here)
> > qvm-start win7 --cdrom=sys-usb:sr0
> >   I get 4 lines SeaBios, last one being "Probing EDD (edd=off to 
> > disable!... ok" - Screenshot attached.
> > qvm-ls
> >   win7 is halted
> > 
> > I saw ticket https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3055 providing 
> > the --cdrom option.
> > 
> > Am I missing something?
> Right now "most" things work in Qubes 4, but many of them have one of the 
> multiple of approaches to do the same thing, where some of these multiple 
> approaches are not working. Extra approaches to do the same thing, may have 
> lower priority if it works if done in a different way. These issues will 
> eventually get fixed, it's just a matter for the developers to advance down 
> the list of priorities of fixes.

Yes I know, I'm planning on helping... on a Windows 10 QWT workaround that is 
secure and follow Qubes OS philosophy.
> For example, sometimes using the terminal is better, while other times the 
> GUI works better. Mostly the terminal works better, but there are cases where 
> the GUI works better than the terminal commands. 
> Your issue might be one of those case, "Especially!" considering the GUI to 
> boot from a CDROM/DVD has been re-made, and the whole admin panel/python code 
> beneath it. So chances are that the GUI works better, since they put focused 
> effort into this GUI tool, and "may" have postponed terminal fixes for later 
> lower priorities.
> What I recommend is that you shutdown your Win7 VM --> go to the VM's 
> graphical settings --> Advanced tab --> pick the "Boot qube from CDROM" 
> button.
> Try give it a try, see if it works or not. 

I had tried and it was not working, but thanks for the suggestion.
> If it doesn't work: Then it might be because this feature has an overall 
> lower priority to get fixed compared to other things in Qubes 4 atm. Perhaps 
> other suggestions can find a way to bypass this issue, keep checking this 
> thread over the coming days for anyone posting.
> Also Qubes 4 will probably not be final release stage before both GUI and 
> terminal works for the most important features. Until then, you have to find 
> work-arounds for things like these.

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