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[libvirt-users] Problem booting Microsoft Windows KVM virtual machine

Hi all,
I'm having problems with a vm's startup, I cloned the entire disk of a Windows 2000 with dd on a drbd device, that disk was configured with two partitions. I'm able to see all the partitions contents by using kpartx and mount them:

# kpartx -l /dev/drbd0
drbd0p1 : 0 202751488 /dev/drbd0 32
drbd0p2 : 0 285567360 /dev/drbd0 202751520

The problem is that when i try to startup the vm with virsh it hangs on boot by saying "error on operating system load".
Here are the details and the vm conf:

# cat /etc/libvirt/qemu/vm-sophos.xml
<domain type='kvm'>
    <type arch='i686' machine='pc-0.12'>hvm</type>
    <boot dev='cdrom'/>
    <boot dev='hd'/>
  <clock offset='utc'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <source file='/dev/drbd0'/>
      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' unit='0'/>
    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' unit='0'/>
    <controller type='ide' index='0'>
<address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x1'/>
    <interface type='bridge'>
      <mac address='52:54:00:15:0d:68'/>
      <source bridge='br0'/>
<address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/>
    <serial type='pty'>
      <target port='0'/>
    <console type='pty'>
      <target type='serial' port='0'/>
    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
    <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' keymap='en-us'/>
      <model type='cirrus' vram='9216' heads='1'/>
<address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x0'/>
    <memballoon model='virtio'>
<address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x04' function='0x0'/>

Note that I've tried to change "source file" parameter with /dev/dm-0p1, /dev/drbd0p1, but virsh don't let me boot the machine saying it is unable to find the disk.

The kvm command launched by virsh is this one:

/usr/bin/kvm -S -M pc-0.12 -cpu qemu32 -enable-kvm -m 256 -smp 1,sockets=1,cores=1,threads=1 -name vm-sophos -uuid 213a464c-73ad-8122-3647-7ff6b78d9e07 -nodefaults -chardev socket,id=monitor,path=/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/vm-sophos.monitor,server,nowait -mon chardev=monitor,mode=readline -rtc base=utc -boot dc -drive file=/dev/drbd0,if=none,id=drive-ide0-0-0,boot=on,format=raw -device ide-drive,bus=ide.0,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-0-0,id=ide0-0-0 -drive if=none,media=cdrom,id=drive-ide0-1-0,readonly=on,format=raw -device ide-drive,bus=ide.1,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-1-0,id=ide0-1-0 -device rtl8139,vlan=0,id=net0,mac=52:54:00:15:0d:68,bus=pci.0,addr=0x3 -net tap,fd=44,vlan=0,name=hostnet0 -chardev pty,id=serial0 -device isa-serial,chardev=serial0 -usb -vnc -k en-us -vga cirrus -device virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x4

I'd also followed the steps described here:


to use fixmbr and the operation succeed, but the error on the vm is still the same.

What should else i check?

Raoul Scarazzini
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