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



Hello Matthew,

Sorry, I've missed your mail. Thank you for clearing this out for me.
I'll look into it.

Nikos

On 13/06/14 14:57, Matthew Booth wrote:
> 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.
>
> Matt
>
>> 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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