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Re: [Qemu-devel] Windows Update on guest

From: William Greenland
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Windows Update on guest
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 10:43:58 +0000

Well, I've tried various versions, including the 0.6.0 and 0.6.1
snapshots, and the CVS over the last couple of months.  Admittedly, I
haven't tried the very recent slirp patch you refer to, but then the
problem remains the same with tun/tap networking.

Anyway, I'm doubtful that this is just an "off by one" downloading
error, particularly since I have no problems downloading files.

I think that this issue is a more general networking one.  Do QEMU
processes appear on the network "exactly like machines"?  If so, it
could well be that the problem is not with QEMU, but with the host
providing the network connection.

I will try the slirp patch and see if it helps.  But still, if anyone
HAS got Windows Update to work, I'd be interested to hear about it.

I'd really like to have a detailed account of a working Linux host /
MS guest setup, with complete details (for example) of what networking
options are enabled in the host kernel, etc.


Hetz Ben Hamo writes:
 > Hi William,
 > Which version of QEMU have you tried? I would suggest to try the
 > latest CVS or a snapshot from my web site since there was a networking
 > bug which Fabrice fixed yesterday, and that should let you use the
 > windows update.
 > Thanks,
 > Hetz
 > > Has anyone had any success running "Windows Update" via IE on (any)
 > > MS guest?  I'm using a (Gentoo) Linux host, and I've tried all the
 > > networking configurations I can think of.
 > > 
 > > Is this even the kind of thing that *should* be working at the moment?
 > > 
 > > If anyone has this working with a similar setup, I'd be VERY glad to
 > > hear details of how they set up networking.
 > > 

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