Description of problem:
Section 9.1 mentions the need to download the Windows drivers to take advantage of virtio, and states that the virtio-win package provides those drivers as an iso image. However, on Fedora 12, 'yum install virtio-win' fails because there is no such package. I had to do a google search, and eventually found https://sourceforge.net/projects/kvm/files/kvm-driver-disc/ providing the same drivers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always (documentation bug).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to download virtio-win, using 'yum install virtio-win'
There is no virtio-win package in fedora.
The documentation needs updating to describe a working procedure for getting virtio drivers for Windows guests, and/or add a virtio-win package to Fedora that provides the promised files.
There should be a package for this. It is packaged, I'll find it and update. There is a really significant Virtualization Guide update coming this week, it may take a little longer to get on the site though.
*** Bug 612537 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Removing myself for these bug components as I'm either no longer involved in that aspect of the project, or no longer care to watch this particular bug. Sorry if you are caught in a maelstrom of bug changes as a result!
I'm closing this as it's 3 years old and pretty much worthless at this point ;)
At http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Virtualization_Guide/chap-Virtualization-KVM_Para_virtualized_Drivers.html there is still same issue, documentation refer to a missing package.
Fixed this in the F13 branch docbook source. However the doc is very deprecated and may not show up in the website. This bug and doc is several years old and is probably no longer relevant. However the source has been edited. Closing.
Forgot to add,
to get the virtio drivers: