On Friday, 9 February 2018 10:50:03 UTC, Yuraeitha  wrote:
> On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:02:21 AM UTC+1, Alex Dubois wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> ah my bad, I did not know that. I tend to just go full speed ahead with the 
> size of my context in my suggestions if I don't know anything about a persons 
> existing knowledge. It does from time to time cause big problems if I assumed 
> wrong, I really need to stop doing that habit ^^;
> 
> btw in case you haven't seen it, we currently having a discussion about Win7 
> in Qubes-devel 
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qubes-devel/tBqwJmOAJ94 
> In case some of the work-around fixes and issue discussions may have some 
> useful inputs for the work on Win10 (for example Marek's post is very 
> insightful), and also the wiki that Ivan made is being used to keep every 
> confirmed known issues in a single place.

No problem.

Ah thanks for the pointer. I'll check. (I wish I could PM). Assume I do thank 
you in the future when I do not reply ;)

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