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

thibaut noah thibaut.noah at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 19:07:20 UTC 2016

Okay, so i assume i'm good and need to launch the vm this way then.
I need to be able to benchmark on native windows and having two sets of
install would be cumbersome, especially since i won't have the same disk
for it.

Will see how booting on windows goes as soon as i found out how to add it
to grub.
Reactivation is just one click away, not really a problem here.
Thanks alex

2016-04-19 20:46 GMT+02:00 Alex Williamson <alex.l.williamson at gmail.com>:

> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 12:02 PM, thibaut noah <thibaut.noah at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On the side note, i forgot to say that i can boot if i pass /dev/sde to
>> qemu, which according to redhat documentation is not what one is suppose to
>> do as it can compromise the host system.
> I guess the concern there is that you've made a bootable disk for bare
> metal too and you just might accidentally boot that image at some point.
> Regardless, that's what you' need to do given the procedure you've
> followed.  If you want to make it non-bootable on bare metal, then make one
> big partition on the SSD assign that to the VM and redo your clone.  Note
> that while it's theoretically possible to boot a disk on both bare metal
> and in a VM, it's about as convenient and dicey as moving a disk from one
> physical system to another and hoping that Windows has all the right
> drivers and doesn't ask for re-activation.
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