[libvirt-users] win-xp guest after reboot: could not open disk image /dev/sr0: mo medium found and extreme sluggisch

Ekkard Gerlach egerlach at aiai.de
Wed May 30 19:10:07 UTC 2012

* Ekkard Gerlach schrieb:

> > Installation worked, but was extrem slow. Machine: Lenovo B560, core i3, 6 GB RAM.
> Only WinXP-Prof is very slow. WinXP home is quite fast. I found 
> http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/tip-how-setup-windows-guest-paravirtual-network-drivers
Windows needs drivers for virtio installed. For IDE-disk and Network driver See link above
and http://www.linuxmuster.net/version3:winxp_und_kvm

Network driver: 
    <interface type='bridge'>
      <mac address='52:54:00:a6:fb:ab'/>
      <source bridge='br0'/>
      <model type='virtio'/>     <<<<<<<<<<======== insert that line
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/>

Boot WindowsXP, and wait some minutes until WinXP detects a new hardware. 
Install the virtio-driver from  virtio-win-0.1-22.iso   (fedora)

Disk driver: 
    Install virtio storage driver No 51.... . Add a new virtio disk. Format this
    Disk. Change first disk (boot-Disk C) to virtio. Delete second disk. Shutdown Windows. Set 

    <disk type='block' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <source dev='/media/cdrom0'/>
      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>   ide ====>>>> virtio  (hda to vda??)
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' unit='0'/>

Start Windows. Thats all. 


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