On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:59:24 AM UTC-5, Daniel Moerner wrote: > On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 9:06:03 PM UTC-5, Glen H wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I'm a new user and am trying to get Win7 Pro x64 installed in Qubes 4rc4. > > I have a Dell e7440 and it doesn't come with a Windows .iso. Before I > > installed Qubes I used the Dell recovery tool to create a recovery usb disk > > for Win7 to re-install the OS but I'm not sure if this is usable to install > > with Qubes. > > > > I tried following the instructions on the Qubes website by creating a new > > Qube without a template but I could not change it from PVM to HVM. Then > > when I tried booting from the USB recovery disk it would load up a terminal > > and then exit after 10 seconds. > > > > When I try to boot the recovery USB disk from the main BIOS it boots up > > fine. Does anyone have any tips for installing Win7 in Qubes 4? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Glen > > Hi, > > Check out these two issues: > Installing Windows 7: https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3592 > Installing Qubes Windows Tools: > https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3585 > > The two problems you describe in the post seem to be the following: > 1. Use qvm-prefs to set the virt_mode to hvm; the GUI doesn't work. > 2. Make sure you set the video-model to cirrus for install. > > Best, > Daniel
Hi, Thanks for the tips Daniel. I'm stuck at not being able to boot from the usb disk. I am doing: ``` qvm-create --class StandaloneVM --label red win7new qvm-prefs win7new virt_mode hvm qvm-prefs win7new memory 4000 qvm-prefs win7new maxmem 4000 qvm-prefs win7new kernel '' qvm-volume extend win7new:root 25g qvm-prefs win7new debug True qvm-features win7new video-model cirrus # Then attach usb drive to untrusted, but all of these fail to boot: qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:sda win7new qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:sda1 win7new qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:/dev/sda win7new qvm-start --hddisk untrusted:/dev/sda1 win7new ``` I'm not sure whether to use the whole drive (no name) or the first partition (named DELLRESTORE)...but I tried both. I get the error message in the win7new terminal: ``` SeaBIOS (version ...) Machine UUID ... Booting from Hard Disk... Boot failed: not a bootable disk Booting from Floppy... Boot failed: could not read the boot disk No bootable device. ``` So it seems that it doesn't recognize the USB drive as bootable even though I can boot it from the main BIOS (in legacy mode). Any help would be appreciated. Glen -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/582b151d-3198-4c85-93bf-4608075505d2%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.