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RE: [Xen-users] HVM domain without PV drivers: graceful shutdown notpossible

  • To: "Flavio" <fbcyborg@xxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:14:07 +1100
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  • Delivery-date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 02:16:37 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] HVM domain without PV drivers: graceful shutdown notpossible

> I read this page: http://wiki.xen.org/xenwiki/XenWindowsGplPv
> So I've followed the instructions and tried to install the
> gplpv_Vista2008x64_0.11.0.308_debug.msi
> file in the domU, but I get this message: "testsigning must be on for
> x64 when installing on vista or newer".
> Well, googling again I've found that testsigning must be turned on and
> done it performing the following command in the domU:
> bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
> Then I tried again to setup the gplpv msi and all went OK.... up to
the next
> reboot!
> The domU was completely unusable, and I was lucky that the windows
> recovery worked, making my domU working again.
> At this point, I don't know what to do.
> Can somebody tell me where I was wrong please?

Can you tell me more about the 'completely unusable'?

Did you install the debug version of the drivers? Was there anything in
/var/log/xen/ for your domu?


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