Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1274048
Windows XP installer stucks installing with virtio-drivers
Last modified: 2016-05-16 08:36:01 EDT
Created attachment 1085269 [details]
The moment windows XP installer stucks in VM
Description of problem:
Windows XP installer stucks installing with virtio-drivers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
virtio-win-0.1.101 - virtio-win-0.1.110-2/ (from here: https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/archive-virtio/)
Just create windows xp VM throuth virt-manager with Virtio Disk hardware.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change IDE Disk to Virtio Disk
2. Add floppy device and mount virtio-win-0.1.110_x86.vfd to it.
3. Start newly created WinXP VM from mounted winXP SP3 iso for installation.
4. Press F6 to choose virtio-drivers and then, a little later, "S" button, add VirtIO BLOCK Disk Device WinXP/32-bit. Press Enter to continue.
Installer stucks on "Setup is starting Windows" installer message.
Installation should continue.
The thing is installation is stucks on all virtio-win driver versions except virtio-win-0.1.100. With this version windows installer continues and allows to install Windows XP successfully.
Linux 4.3.0RC6 x86_64
I can confirm.
With machine='pc-i440fx-2.1' is latest version broken. I tested and it worked 0.1.100.
With machine='pc-0.12' it worked just fine.
Same situation applies when switching from running system on IDE to VIRTIO.
< pc-0.12 not tested
> pc-0.12 && <= pc-0.14 works with latest build
> pc-0.14 works with 0.1.100, but not latest. Tested up to pc-i440fx-2.1.
I hope it helps find issue, would be nice to have working latest version
Can reproduce on my setup. Looks like a broken driver.
That's great, should I expect any fix comming soon?
(In reply to David Heidelberg (okias) from comment #11)
> That's great, should I expect any fix comming soon?
according to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1284769#c5
the problem should be fixed in build 112. Do you still observe the same problem?
If yes, please specify qemu, kvm and virtio-win drivers versions along with qemu command line.
Works on already installed system, so I presume it'll be also fixed when installing XP.
sounds like this is fixed then, so closing. please reopen if I misunderstood