[PVE-User] Proxmox VE 4.2 and Windows 7

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Wed May 11 15:55:57 CEST 2016

On 05/10/2016 08:50 PM, Gaël Jobin wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> A while ago, to build a continuous integration system, I installed some
> Linux, OSX and Windows VM under Proxmox 3.2 and the installations went
> fine (Windows 7 32 and 64 bits). Now, under Proxmox VE 4.2, my VM are
> still running/booting fine.
> Recently, I tried to add/install a new Windows VM from scratch (using
> the installation DVD). I tried with both Windows 7 32 bits and Windows
> 7 64 bits but the installation always get stuck during the DVD startup
> and does not go farther than "Starting Windows"...
> Is there a known issue with the last kvm (QEMU emulator version
> pve-qemu-kvm_2.5-16, Linux pve 4.4.8-1-pve) ?
> Does Windows VM need special configuration? I cannot remember exactly
> how I did it under Proxmox 3.2 but I tried different configuration
> (processors, etc) without success.
> Any idea?

FYI, you may use latest QEMU from the repo but select "Linux
2.6,3.X,4.X" as OS to workaround the problems during installation (after
that windows should work fine).


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