Re: [Qemu-devel] Using Microsoft-provided Windows images

2007-08-02 Thread GUERRAZ Francois
Hello.

Yes but if I understood well, you can't boot on the SCSI device because
of BIOS limitations right?
So the problem remains ... :)

Maybe if you install GRUB and tell him to boot on SCSI.. :)

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François.

Le mercredi 01 août 2007 à 10:55 -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] a écrit :
 on x86, qemu by default does not emulate a scsi device.
 
 if you look at my last set of postings, you will see a patch set for adding 
 scsi controllers on demand.
 
 its got some code formatting issues, so i understand why it hasnt been merged 
 as of yet. i intend to publish a new version in the next couple of days.
 
 Julia Longtin [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
 On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 04:33:31PM +0200, GUERRAZ Francois wrote:
  Hello.
  
  Micro$oft's 64bits OSes are known to be problematic w/ kvm.
  
  I guess that the main problem w/ Qemu is that Microsoft Virtual Server
  can emulate a SCSI controller and Qemu cannot... I havent checked but I
  bet they installed their VM's with just SCSI drivers...
  Try to install IDE drivers from VM Ware and then to boot from QEMU.
  Also, try to disable ACPI (update the computer driver to Standard PC
  if available)
  
  Regards,
  
  François.
  
  Le mercredi 01 août 2007 à 23:35 +0930, Dan Shearer a écrit :
   I have been playing around with the demonstration Windows images
   downloadable from Microsoft just to see how hard it would be to use the
   OSs they provide. The images are designed for Microsoft Virtual Server,
   but can be successfully converted to qcow2 and vhdx using qemu-img. QEMU
   won't boot the images (not a difficult problem, I think) but VMware can.
   I'll try other free virtualisation systems at some point.
   
   See http://shearer.org/Microsoft_Demo_VMs for my notes so far.
   
  
  
  
 
 
 





Re: [Qemu-devel] Using Microsoft-provided Windows images

2007-08-02 Thread Laurent Vivier
GUERRAZ Francois wrote:
 Hello.
 
 Yes but if I understood well, you can't boot on the SCSI device because
 of BIOS limitations right?
 So the problem remains ... :)
 
 Maybe if you install GRUB and tell him to boot on SCSI.. :)

GRUB uses BIOS...

Laurent
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Re: [Qemu-devel] Using Microsoft-provided Windows images

2007-08-01 Thread GUERRAZ Francois
Hello.

Micro$oft's 64bits OSes are known to be problematic w/ kvm.

I guess that the main problem w/ Qemu is that Microsoft Virtual Server
can emulate a SCSI controller and Qemu cannot... I havent checked but I
bet they installed their VM's with just SCSI drivers...
Try to install IDE drivers from VM Ware and then to boot from QEMU.
Also, try to disable ACPI (update the computer driver to Standard PC
if available)

Regards,

François.

Le mercredi 01 août 2007 à 23:35 +0930, Dan Shearer a écrit :
 I have been playing around with the demonstration Windows images
 downloadable from Microsoft just to see how hard it would be to use the
 OSs they provide. The images are designed for Microsoft Virtual Server,
 but can be successfully converted to qcow2 and vhdx using qemu-img. QEMU
 won't boot the images (not a difficult problem, I think) but VMware can.
 I'll try other free virtualisation systems at some point.
 
 See http://shearer.org/Microsoft_Demo_VMs for my notes so far.
 





Re: [Qemu-devel] Using Microsoft-provided Windows images

2007-08-01 Thread risc
on x86, qemu by default does not emulate a scsi device.

if you look at my last set of postings, you will see a patch set for adding 
scsi controllers on demand.

its got some code formatting issues, so i understand why it hasnt been merged 
as of yet. i intend to publish a new version in the next couple of days.

Julia Longtin [EMAIL PROTECTED]

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 04:33:31PM +0200, GUERRAZ Francois wrote:
 Hello.
 
 Micro$oft's 64bits OSes are known to be problematic w/ kvm.
 
 I guess that the main problem w/ Qemu is that Microsoft Virtual Server
 can emulate a SCSI controller and Qemu cannot... I havent checked but I
 bet they installed their VM's with just SCSI drivers...
 Try to install IDE drivers from VM Ware and then to boot from QEMU.
 Also, try to disable ACPI (update the computer driver to Standard PC
 if available)
 
 Regards,
 
 François.
 
 Le mercredi 01 août 2007 à 23:35 +0930, Dan Shearer a écrit :
  I have been playing around with the demonstration Windows images
  downloadable from Microsoft just to see how hard it would be to use the
  OSs they provide. The images are designed for Microsoft Virtual Server,
  but can be successfully converted to qcow2 and vhdx using qemu-img. QEMU
  won't boot the images (not a difficult problem, I think) but VMware can.
  I'll try other free virtualisation systems at some point.
  
  See http://shearer.org/Microsoft_Demo_VMs for my notes so far.