Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 225591
Windows installation on Xen requires workaround
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:41 EST
Description of problem:
Installation of Windows XP in full virtualization mode requires workaround
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Use virt-manager to install RHEL 5, with the workaround described in
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Per Red Hat document shown
Does not even work, after the first XP installation reboot.
Installation should proceed after the first XP installation routine reboot.
Any workaround, as described in the Red Hat document, should not be required -
or the workaround should be incorporated into virt-manager
from qemu-dm log file
qemu: the number of cpus is 1
shared page at pfn:1f3ff, mfn: 2cddf
buffered io page at pfn:1f3fd, mfn: 2cde1
xs_read(): vncpasswd get error. /vm/e17ac834-d261-adf1-e5a5-79d0c7e31cd5/vncpasswd.
Could not initialize SDL - exiting
(I've also tried with the vnc console enabled, with a similar result)
The workaround documented there rather overcomplicates the issue. All that is
needed is to map in the CDROM device on the 2nd boot. This is already being
tracked in bug 223444
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 223444 ***