[et-mgmt-tools] Subject:[PATCH] Windows HVM can't continue to install

Hugh Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Thu Mar 22 19:43:16 UTC 2007

Nobuhiro Itou wrote:
> Hi
> When I install the Windows HVM domain, it can't continue to install 
> after first restart.
> It needs a virtual CD-ROM device after reboot too.
> And the rebooting frequency of Windows is more once than that of RHEL.
> The attached patch adds to solve this problem.
> Signed-off-by: Nobuhiro Itou <fj0873gn at aa.jp.fujitsu.com>
> Thanks,
> Nobuhiro Itou.

We don't really want to put OS-specific stuff into the virt-install code 
if we can help it; we made an exception for the config flag setting 
stuff because we're just abstracting behavior (setting acpi= and apic=) 
that is already available.

However I don't see any reason why a patch that would allow a virtinst 
argument like "--keep-cdrom" and then put something like "<disk 
type="block" device="cdrom">... etc" in the domain's permanent xml 
wouldn't work. This would mean that the domain would have access to the 
cdrom drive every time it reboots. Of course, it also means we'll need 
to provide some way to disconnect the domain from that drive once the 
install process is finished, but we'll get to that later.

Let me know if that works for you...


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