I did follow this: I opened the iso and have several folders. I use the floppy vfd based drivers, which help recognize the unallocated drive. It is 64 bit btw? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Here is an excerpt from the article read “Windows ” for “Vista”: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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Install Windows Server 2008 on KVM/VirtIO

Post as a guest Name. Looks like this is a known bug: Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. To improve performance the network and IO – dyasny and the documentation recommends installing virtIO drivers. If you get a bluescreen or a plea to use the RepairCD, something went wrong. Sign up using Facebook.

The following steps should help you install Windows Server R2 and upload it into glance for use with OpenStack. For my purposes I went ahead and disabled the Windows Firewall. Boot up Vista and make sure the network works. It should now be coming up on VirtIO disk and network drivers.


I did follow this: Add a temporary virtio disk, install drivers, remove temp disk and change your boot disk to virtio.


I like the Ubuntu iso as compared to the RedHat one. But, here is what a colleague actually did:. You might want to take this time to configure the firewall.

This is a lab image and firewall will be taken care of at the network layer and at the perimeter. Which folders should we use for Win 64 bit? Shutdown At this point you will want to shutdown the virtual machine. Thanks for virtil help again.

Email Required, but never shown. KVM is already up and running properly. I already found a page kmv how to sign the drivers, which seems to be needed. Shutdown the VM and remove the old ethernet controller.

Hope that helps others Downloaded the ISO from: Comments and questions are welcome He told me there was a “redhat driver pack for windows” or something like that However, after the drive shows up as allocated – Windows installation is unable to proceed. You should first download from linux-kvm.


Install Windows Server on KVM/VirtIO – mafflog

Make sure Vista VM is up to date on patches and the disk is error free. Sign up using Facebook. The solution is to put a “dummy” virtio-harddrive into the config or just the same harddrive twice as virtio and normal harddrive; make sure not to write access both of them!

Before that the devices must be changed in the configuration XML for “virtio” devices when powered down.