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Re: [Qemu-devel] boot a preinstalled winxp on linux/x86: writing a patch

From: Dirk Behme
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] boot a preinstalled winxp on linux/x86: writing a patch...
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 07:48:26 +0100
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Roberto Polli wrote:
Alle 11:09, giovedì 28 dicembre 2006, Stefan Weil ha scritto:

booting a preinstalled winxp fails because Windows XP
crashs...and ... reboot. It won't fail if the real hardware and
QEMU's virtual hardware are nearly identical.


Especially the chipset seams to be critical.

1- so we should have one qemu "chipset emulator" for each winxp installation?
2- is this pbm equivalent to the "move my hd to another pc with different mainboard" one?
3- if I solve pbm 2, should I solve pbm 1?

/dev/hda1 is the first partition which is part of
/dev/hda (whole disk)

yes, i mistakenly thought that part of the windows bootloader was related to the mbr

Thank you very much for your explanation, these are very helpful! Do you think I should put something about this thread in the wiki? Forums are full of such these question!

I think parts of this are already in Wiki:


Do you think this is sufficent? If not, feel free to extend it.


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