[PVE-User] Windows 2000 Series installations

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Sun Dec 11 09:16:04 CET 2011

As far as I remember you  just have to stop the VM and start again and the windows installations should see the disk.

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> From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-
> bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of David Thompson
> Sent: Samstag, 10. Dezember 2011 21:11
> To: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
> Subject: [PVE-User] Windows 2000 Series installations
> Hi all,
> I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction as I can't seem to get
> this issue resolved. I have an Intel Dual node server system with the following
> config:
> proxmox - v.1.9
> 24 GB RAM
> 2 X 2.4GB Quad Core Xeon
> 2 X 500Gb Internal SATA Drives
> 2 X 1GB Onboard ethernet
> 	1st Internal Boot Drives on 172.16.10.X network
> 	2nd Internal Drive for DRBD on 172.16.11.X network
> 3 X 10GB Ethernet Adapters (1 card per node and 1 card in iSCSI RAID unit) -->
> This is not currently active
> The boot systems on both nodes (master and slave) are on the first drives,
> which handle both openvz and KVM The Second internal drives are setup as
> LVM with DRDB for KVM systems on the 2nd ethernet network for
> communication and replication
> I can spin up any type of system (Linux [ OpenVZ or KVM]) and they all work
> perfectly well and very fast.
> However whenever I try and start up a new Windows Installation (WinXP, 2003
> / 2008 Server) 32 or 64 Bit, I always get an error with the server whenever I try
> to start an installation that the disks are in RAW format, that the system must
> reboot, and then it never starts up.
> These VM's are set to start up from the .iso install disks that I have used on
> other proxmox vm servers and never had a problem.
> If anyone can point me in the right direction, or if you need any more
> information, I would love to get some input on how I can get around this silly
> issue as I unfortunately need  to have the ability to spin up and run windows
> workstation and server from time to time.
> Thank you,
> __________
> David
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