[vfio-users] fail booting windows guest after switching from qcwo2 from raw block device

thibaut noah thibaut.noah at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 17:55:03 UTC 2016

Hi guys, so i made the jump today !

I backed up my windows 10 qcwo2 container on another hdd, then i booted my
guest with the backup with thebackup.
I  passed to the vm the ssd i used before to store my vm container as a
block device (passing /dev/sde instead of /dev/sde1, this way i could
remove all linux partitionning from within windows and do a native install)

>From there i used acronis true image to clone my windows install to the ssd.

So now that it is done i try to boot my vm from the biggest partition on
the ssd which i assume is what i want do to?

this is what i got with lsblk for the ssd :
sde            8:64   0   477G  0 disk
├─sde1         8:65   0   128M  0 part
├─sde2         8:66   0   450M  0 part
├─sde3         8:67   0    99M  0 part
└─sde4         8:68   0 476.3G  0 part

and this is how i passed the block device to the vm :

    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='none'/>
      <source file='/dev/sde4'/>
      <target dev='vdb' bus='virtio'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06'

My problem is after launching the guest i found myself back to the uefi
So, can someone enlighten me on what is wrong here and what path should i
take to fix this?
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