Description of problem:
check the virtio-win-XXX.vfd file , No netkvm drivers found for winXP Win& guest in vfd file ,It's better to add it
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -ivh virtio-win-1.4.0-1.el6.norach.rpm
2.mount -o loop /usr/share/virtio-win/virtio-win.vfd /opt
3.ll -t /opt/amd64/Win7
4.ll -t /usr/share/virtio-win/drivers/amd64/Win7
5.ll -t /opt/i386/Win7
6.ll -t /usr/share/virtio-win/drivers/i386/Win7
7.ll -t /opt/i386/WinXP
8.ll -t /usr/share/virtio-win/drivers/i386/WinXP
no netkvm related drivers in the directory listed above
netkvm.cat netkvm.inf netkvm.sys should listed in the above directory
Jay, can you commit the former 6.2 whqled driver to test it early before we get the 6.3 whql done?
There is not enough space on the floppy image to provide drivers in these additional locations and vfat does not support links. I think this bug needs to be CLOSED->CANTFIX.
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
1424 1395 29 98% /tmp/whql-lzg6gs/floppy
I built a new virtio-win without these changes that include the latest drivers signed by RH and MS:
It would be me since I build the VFD, but sounds like a non-starter until qemu-kvm supports it.
We would like to switch to 2.88 virtual floppy image. Does qemu support it?
In theory, yes. I'm not sure how much it's been used in practice, so I recommend to test it works for you.
Make sure to test both starting QEMU with an empty drive, and with a 2.88MiB medium in the drive.
cc'ing qzhang , I remember qzhang do some research on different kinds of floppy image support days ago ,
qzhang ,Could you try whether we support 2.88MB virtual floppy for windows guest ?
Here's a 2.88M VFD with the additional NetKVM drivers:
(In reply to comment #28)
> Here's a 2.88M VFD with the additional NetKVM drivers:
Thanks, Jay .
I tried it ,it works for winxp and win2k8-64 bit guests .
There is a bug for 2.88MB VFD file about formating ,but it does not block this bug .
Mike, can we consider this bug fixed?
(In reply to comment #30)
> Mike, can we consider this bug fixed?
Ronen ,Yes .
But there still no formal build , Jay only provide a scratch one .
Change back to assigned status until the new 2.88MB vfd image build into the virtio-win release package .
here's a real build:
Verify it with the real build virtio-win-1.5.4(https://brewweb.devel.redhat.com/buildinfo?buildID=229307).Checking the virtio-win-1.5.4.vfd file ,netkvm drivers have found for winXP/Win7 guest in vfd file.And it works well for winxp and win7 32/64 bit guests.Doing md5sum check between virtio-win-1.5.3.iso and virtio-win-1.5.4.vfd about the netkvm drivers,they both show the same values.
Based on above.this issue has been fixed.
According to comment #33 ,
move status to verified .
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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