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Re: [Xen-users] My first Windows VM

  • To: <Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Steffan A. Cline" <steffan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:09:18 -0700
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:10:13 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] My first Windows VM

I'll do this and give it a shot.

The logs were posted of the crash a day or so ago in the thread. You can
look back to see.

I'll tell you, it was a pain to get the GUI installed after a Core install.


On 3/17/15, 7:15 AM, "mawasak@xxxxxxxxx" <mawasak@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>And what about logs (it changed in some way)?
>Did You tried changing your
>device_model = "/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
>and use viridian=1 ?
>-----Oryginalna wiadomość-----
>From: Steffan A. Cline
>Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:01 PM
>To: Ian Campbell
>Cc: Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [Xen-users] My first Windows VM
>I thought of that too so I tried another image, same thing.
>So far I've tried Windows 2008 2012 Server. Both lock up at the same
>I was able to manually install the desktop on 2012 from the ISO so, its
>not that. On a side note, 2012 is DOG slow! I'll have to see if installing
>the PV drivers will help that.
>I'll try Win XP and 2000. The goal is to find a good Win platform that can
>run Filemaker Server.
>I wanted the latest OS for security etc but at this point, it looks like a
>ton of overkill.
>Here's what I have for a working config file.
>memory = 8192
>maxmem = 8192
>name = 'win-2012-server'
>vif = [ 'ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx,mac=00:16:3e:0E:63:BA' ]
>address = 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx'
>netmask = ''
>disk =
>boot = 'dc'
>on_reboot = 'restart'
>on_poweroff = 'restart'
>kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
>builder = "hvm"
>device_model = "/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
>acpi = 1
>pae = 1
>vnc = 1
>vnclisten = ""
>vncunused = 1
>vncpasswd = "xxxxxxxx"
>In looking through examples of config files for Windows, there area bunch
>of extra options. Do they really make a big difference?
>On 3/17/15, 3:37 AM, "Ian Campbell" <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>On Mon, 2015-03-16 at 18:18 -0700, Steffan A. Cline wrote:
>>> I was able to set up a Windows 2008 Server *IF* I select to do a Core
>>> no GUI/Desktop BUT when I go back and try to do the full install, it
>>> crashes at the usual place.
>>Is there any possibility of corruption in your ISO image? i.e. on some
>>bit which is only used for GUI/Desktop?
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