[libvirt] XML for the "boot=on" option

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Jan 20 10:56:48 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 08:37:38AM -0800, Shi Jin wrote:
> Hi, there,
> In order to install windows 2008 using the virtio driver, I had to modify the KVM command to include the boot=on option like:
>  -drive file=<path>/virtioWin08.raw,if=virtio,index=0,boot=on
> However, I haven't been able to find a corresponding libvirt XML element that can enable this "boot=on" option. Is there a way to do this?

If you set 

    <boot dev='hd'/>

libvirt will automatically set the boot=on parameter for the first harddisk
in the XML

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