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Re: [Qemu-discuss] [Qemu-devel] virtio with Windows 8.

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] [Qemu-devel] virtio with Windows 8.
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:45:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 12:02:57AM -0500, Yaodong Yang wrote:
> 1. I create a raw image named as win8.img, using the following command:
> /usr/local/kvm/bin/qemu-img create -f raw win8.img 20G
> 2. I try to install win8 with the following command, but I failed several 
> times.
> sudo /usr/local/kvm/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -drive 
> file=./win8.img,if=virtio,cache=none -cdrom ./win8.iso -boot d -m 2048.
> 3. I try the same command but with if=ide, it works. 
> Could someone tell me the reason for this failure? 

The Windows installer will not detect virtio-blk disks since Windows
does not come with virtio drivers by default.

You must provide the virtio-win drivers ISO during the installation:


Watch for the screen where Windows prompts you for a driver disk and put
in the virtio-win ISO.


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