[PVE-User] Getting Microsoft VHD working in Proxmox

Rudiger Wolf Rudiger.Wolf at ThroughputFocus.com
Fri Aug 13 10:55:33 CEST 2010

Hi All

I am trying to create a KVM based virtual machine based on Microsoft 
supplied VHD to evaluate SharePoint2010. Consists of two VHDs, a = 45GB 
and b=13GB.

I converted VHD to qcow2 via
#qemu-img convert -O qcow2 20107a.vhd 20107a.qcow2

Then a created a Virtual machine 104 via browser console that seems to 
meet the specs for required server.

After that I moved the 20107a.qcow2 to image directory
#mv 20107a.qcow2 /var/lib/vz/images/104

Then I edited configuration for virtual server so that drive is attached 
to qcow2 image.

#nano /etc/qemu-server/104.conf

name: test2k8qcow2
ide2: cdrom,media=cdrom
vlan0: e1000=0A:B0:63:ED:18:01
bootdisk: ide0
ostype: w2k8
ide0: local:104/20107a.qcow2
memory: 4096
sockets: 2

Unfortunately it does not quite work :(

==This is what I see on the VNC console ===

PIex86/Bochs VGABios (PCI) current-cvs 01 Feb 2010
This VGA/VBE Bios is released under the GNU LGPL

Please visit:

cirrus-compatibIe VGA is detected

QEMU BIOS - buiId: 02/01/10
SRevision: 1.182 $ $Date: 2007/08/01 17:09:51 $
Options: apmbios pcibios eltorito rombios3Z

ata0 master: QEU HARDDISK ATA-7 Hard-DisX ( 127 GBytes)
ata1 master: QEU DVD-ROM ATAPI-4 CD-Rom/DVD-Rom

Press F12 for boot menu.

Booting from Hard Disk...


/usr/sbin/qm start 104
Use of uninitialized value $path in concatenation (.) or string at 
/usr/share/perl5/PVE/QemuServer.pm line 585.
VM 104 started


Any suggestions?

Thanks for your time.

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