[Spice-devel] BSOD when booting Win7 Pro with spice
alevy at redhat.com
Sat Jan 29 01:47:41 PST 2011
On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 09:54:37PM +0100, Julian Sikorski wrote:
> W dniu 28.01.2011 21:06, Alon Levy pisze:
> > On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 08:48:06PM +0100, Julian Sikorski wrote:
> >> W dniu 28.01.2011 15:32, Alon Levy pisze:
> >>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 12:45:07AM +0100, Julian Sikorski wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>> I wanted to try spice on Fedora 14. I have a Win7 Pro 32bit image which
> >>>> was created with virt manager. I later added virtio network and drive to
> >>>> it, installing drivers in the guest as well.
> >>>> The problem is that if I try to use this machine as per F14 wiki, i.e.:
> >>>> qemu /var/lib/libvirt/images/windows.img -usbdevice tablet -soundhw ac97
> >>>> -vga qxl -spice port=5930,password=asd -enable-kvm
> >>>> the windows guest will BSOD during boot (note that I need to do this as
> >>>> su due to the way how virt-manager sets permissions).
> >>>> Is this issue known? What info could I provide to help resolving this?
> >>> So which version do you have, 0.7.2?
> >> I tried both the version from f14 updates and from f14 preview repo.
> >> Neither of them works.
> >>> does the vm boot normally when booting without spice?
> >> Yes, I can boot the machine via the virt-manager just fine.
> >> does the vm have qxl driver installed already?
> >> IIRC it does not. Where I can downlad such driver, and would it be OK to
> >> install it while booted via virt-manager with no spice?
> > If you didn't install it it wouldn't have, the driver isn't part of win7
> > install or available via updates or something. But actually I don't want you
> > to install it, I mean it might help (so you might want to try that - it's
> > available at http://www.spice-space.org/download.html) but this means the
> > problem is with the qxl device vga emulation. (I still have no clue)
> I'm not sure how to install the driver with the device not present I'm
My bad, I souldn't have suggested that, I didn't understand. I don't know either
btw, wish I did.
> >>> can you give the bsod screenshot (from monitor in qemu you can do screendump <filename.ppm>)?
> >> http://belegdol.fedorapeople.org/spicebsod.png
> > How much memory do you give the vm? it seems like you are giving it the default. Could you try enlarging that? I'm just saying this because
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326679
> Looks like you were right. In virt-manager I gave it 1 GB, which was
> enough. But when I added -m 1596 to the command line spice also started
> to work. Unfortunately, it brought the machine to crawl since I only
> have 2 GB physical ram in this laptop.
I run win7 32 bit win7 vm's with -m 1024. I'm not running F14, but git (actually
some strange hybrid), so I can't be sure it's exactly the same.
> By the way, is the configuration made with virt-manager respected when
> you run qemu from the command line? To me it seemed like virtio harddisk
> was gone since windows was looking for a driver for a qemu harddrive or
> something along these lines.
It shouldn't be. I'm not even sure where virt-manager keeps it's configuration.
> >> I hope this will make it more clear what I am trying to accomplish, or
> >> show where I am doing the wrong thing.
> > It certainly helps, thanks for taking the time to report this.
> No problem.
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