On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 01:05:59PM -0800, ser...@da.matta.nom.br wrote: > Dear Unman, > Please, why Qubes chooses to use /dev/xvda differently then the other > softwares are expecting? > Since there is already a patch, it should be permanent to minimize problems. > Thank you > Em domingo, 13 de dezembro de 2020 ??s 21:54:58 UTC-3, unman escreveu: > > > On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 03:07:06PM -0800, ludwig...@gmail.com wrote: > > > Hi I am trying to install reactos 0.4.13 as stand alone with 16G system > > and > > > 16g private. > > > I know, way too much. > > > Reactos fails with blue screen and red print: "Setup could not find a > > > harddisk" > > > Enter = Reboot computer. > > > > > > So why there is no harddisk in the vm? > > > Is there an editor to configure more options to the vm? So I would like > > > to see if the devices are there. > > > > > > BTW: If someone could contribute a reactos template with common > > > tools like peazip and sumatrapdf it would be nice for all to play with > > some > > > old windows stuff. > > > > > > Regards > > > > > > Ludwig > > > > > > > This has come up a number of times on the list, both for ReactOS and > > Android installs. > > The issue is that ReactOS *has* to see a disk at /dev/sda or /dev/hda, > > whereas Qubes presents disks at /dev/xvda etc. > > Take a look at https://github.com/unman/notes/blob/master/disks_in_Qubes > > If you look at https://github.com/unman/change_disk you'll see a > > possible solution: how to use those files is explained at > > https://github.com/unman/notes/blob/master/InstallingAndroid.md > > > > Basically, you redefine the disks so that they are presented as disks > > that ReactOS will accept. Then you can just install to /dev/sda > > > > If you need help, just ask. > > >
Qubes is based on Xen, and Xen decided many moons ago to using xvdX for block devices, instead of sdX. You might ask why ReactOS and Android are so hidebound in their expectations for block devices. This is more of a hack than a patch, so I think it unlikely it will be incorporated in to Qubes. On the issue of a template, you can install reactos as a template HVM, and spawn other qubes off it. I could point you to an example if that would be helpful. -- 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 view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20201215032122.GA26313%40thirdeyesecurity.org.