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

On 13/06/14 12:51, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> [Matt (CC'd) can probably answer this one better than anyone ...]

I haven't implemented this for W2k12. Sounds like a job for Google and a
couple of weeks of experimentation :( Be prepared to find many blog
posts which are wrong.


> 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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