Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 657441
Windows could not create a partition on disk 0 for installation
Last modified: 2011-07-11 06:12:35 EDT
Created attachment 462988 [details]
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install guest with the following cmd:
/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -drive file=/usr/images/win2008-32-virtio.qcow2,index=0,if=virtio,media=disk,cache=none,format=qcow2,boot=on -net nic,vlan=0,model=virtio,macaddr=9a:2d:20:42:2a:60 -net tap,vlan=0,script=/usr/scripts/qemu-ifup-switch,downscript=no -m 2048 -smp 2,cores=1,threads=1,sockets=2 -drive file=/usr/isos/ISO/Win2008/32/en_windows_server_2008_datacenter_enterprise_standard_x86_dvd_X14-26710.iso,media=cdrom,index=1 -fda /usr/share/virtio-win/virtio-drivers-1.0.0-45801.vfd -cpu qemu64,+sse2 -redir tcp:5000::10023 -vnc :0 -rtc-td-hack -M rhel5.6.0 -usbdevice tablet -boot d -monitor stdio
Windows could not create a partition on disk 0 (image is attached)
1. host info
processor : 7
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 26
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
stepping : 4
cpu MHz : 1600.000
cache size : 8192 KB
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
3. guest can be installed with ide
4. guest can be installed with virtio if the image already be formatted.
5. guest Win2008-32
The same issue when I install with raw file
I can install Win2008R2 successfully.
pls ignore this message:
"4. guest can be installed with virtio if the image already be formatted."
Sometimes can install successfully with the formatted image, sometime can not.
The following error display:
Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space, Windows must be installed to a partition formmatted as NTFS.
1. attach to a guest and format with cmd:
format I: /FS:NTFS /V:local /y
2. use a pre-installed image.
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I cannot reproduce this problem on my system.
What is the win2008-32-virtio.qcow2 size?
repeat 20times can not reproduce with
guest: win2008-32 (20G)
(In reply to comment #13)
> repeat 20times can not reproduce with
> virtio-win https://brewweb.devel.redhat.com/buildinfo?buildID=157007
> guest: win2008-32 (20G)
> kvm: kvm-83-238.el5
> kernel: 2.6.18-269.el5
Could you close it a s NOTABUG?
Closing this bug, based on comment #13