[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, Gaƫl 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 2.5.1.1
> 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).

cheers,
Thomas






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