[virt-tools-list] Re: [et-mgmt-tools] Virtio support in Windows

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Sat Jul 18 18:12:27 UTC 2009

Laurent Léonard wrote:
> Le samedi 18 juillet 2009 à 18:56, Cole Robinson a écrit :
>> Laurent Léonard wrote:
>>> What about a generic Windows target with (network only at this time)
>>> virtio support, like the "virtio26" target ?
>> At this point, the osdict should only be for stock OS distributions. Since
>> no version of windows comes with virtio drivers, it doesn't apply here. The
>> user can always manually override by specifying --network
>> ...,model=virtio,...
> With virtinst yes. But it could be useful to have the possibility to install a 
> Windows with virtio network support guest with Virt-manager... The only 
> solution at this moment is:
> - abort the installation
> - remove the standard NIC
> - add a virtio NIC
> - reselect CD-ROM boot priority
> - start the VM again
> It has a lack of ergonomics.

True, but the way forward is not to have the default os list support non
standard OS installs: we need to allow customizing a VM before kicking off the
install (say, dropping the user into the VM details screen), and we need a
user extendable OS dictionary.

- Cole

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