Bug 207590 - Windows 2003 will not install on HV system
Windows 2003 will not install on HV system
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Xen Maintainance List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-09-21 14:58 EDT by Tom "spot" Callaway
Modified: 2008-10-29 16:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-29 16:14:51 EDT
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Description Tom "spot" Callaway 2006-09-21 14:58:19 EDT
Trying to install windows 2003 from MSDN ISOs does not work under Xen with HV.

xm dmesg says:

*** int 15h function AX=E980, BX=00F2 not supported

The windows installer proceeds through its "text" stage, gets to "Setup is
starting Windows" but stops there.

Kernel is 2.6.17-1.2654.el5xen, xen is 3.0.2-33.
Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2006-11-13 12:00:50 EST
To be fair, win 2003 will install, but you have to hit F5 right as the installer
begins, and select the lowest HAL available (i486 iirc). The default HAL
triggers the above error.
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-10-29 16:14:51 EDT
Closing this out as I have no way of testing it anymore.

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