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[win-pv-devel] Win-pv driver install success fails to boot

  • To: win-pv-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: chris <tknchris@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:30:40 -0400
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:30:47 +0000
  • List-id: Developer list for the Windows PV Drivers subproject <win-pv-devel.lists.xenproject.org>


I am a previous gplpv user who recently came across this project and wanted to give a try to atleast help provide feedback and testing.

I downloaded the latest drivers via the tar files on this page:

I extracted and ran dpinst as noted in the readme txt  for each driver and saw that in device manager it created some new devices. NOTE this is a clean install and did not have gplpv or any other drivers previously 

I shutdown the domu, changed my disk and network lines to use the PV style:


vif = ['type=netfront, bridge=xenbr0, mac=00:16:3D:37:A0:A3']

and when i tried to start it up, it gets stuck at windows 10 loading screen with the logo and the spinning wheel underneath. i left it for several hours and it never got any further nor did it bsod'd or reboot over and over.

i went  back and changed my config back to emulated interfaces and windows 10 does not start via the original config either

did i miss some critical step(s)? any ideas why the OS wont boot? whats he best to remove the drivers and try again?

i am a fairly technical linux and windows user and willing to invest some time to anything that will help so please let me know if theres any more info or anything i can do to give you more data

the dom0 is a up to date debian jessie, xl info gives:
release                : 3.16.0-4-amd64
version                : #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u5 (2015-10-09)
machine                : x86_64
nr_cpus                : 12
max_cpu_id             : 15
nr_nodes               : 2
cores_per_socket       : 12
threads_per_core       : 1
cpu_mhz                : 2100
hw_caps                : 178bf3ff:efd3fbff:00000000:00001300:00802001:00000000:000837ff:00000000
virt_caps              : hvm
total_memory           : 57342
free_memory            : 16455
sharing_freed_memory   : 0
sharing_used_memory    : 0
outstanding_claims     : 0
free_cpus              : 0
xen_major              : 4
xen_minor              : 4
xen_extra              : .1
xen_version            : 4.4.1
xen_caps               : xen-3.0-x86_64 xen-3.0-x86_32p hvm-3.0-x86_32 hvm-3.0-x86_32p hvm-3.0-x86_64 
xen_scheduler          : credit
xen_pagesize           : 4096
platform_params        : virt_start=0xffff800000000000
xen_changeset          : 
xen_commandline        : placeholder dom0_mem=1024M
cc_compiler            : gcc (Debian 4.9.2-10) 4.9.2
cc_compile_by          : ultrotter
cc_compile_domain      : debian.org
cc_compile_date        : Thu Jun 11 18:24:17 EEST 2015
xend_config_format     : 4

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