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Re: [Libguestfs] Offline virtio installation on Windows 2012R2



[Matt (CC'd) can probably answer this one better than anyone ...]

On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 11:34:08AM +0300, Nikos Skalkotos wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I'm trying to automate the installation of the VirtIO drivers on a
> Windows image in the same way it is done in [1] and [2].
> 
> Registering the viostor service and adding the driver under the
> HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\CriticalDeviceDatabase
> registry key, makes an Windows 2008R2 image boot if the hd is under the
> virtio interface, but I cannot make this work for Windows 2012R2. As far
> as I've seen, the CDDB registry keys are deprecated in newer Windows and
> creating them back does not seem to make this work.
> 
> Has anybody had any luck with this? Is there any other way to do it for
> newer Windows?
> 
> If this does not work out, I'll probably try to add the driver
> installations process in a RunOnce registry entry, boot the image using
> the ide interface and reboot it using VirtIO after the drivers have been
> installed, but I wanted to know if there is an easier way to do this.
> 
> Thank you in advanced,
> Nikos
> 
> [1] https://github.com/libguestfs/hivex/blob/master/sh/example6
> [2]
> https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/virt-v2v.git/tree/lib/Sys/VirtConvert/Converter/Windows.pm

Rich.

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