[PVE-User] windows 2008 enterprise with uefi

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Tue Aug 28 11:42:28 CEST 2018


PVE 5.2 contains a newer version of OVMF (our used EFI implementation) with
a lot of fixes, updating could help - but is certainly no guarantee -
especially as your windows is already in the process of booting.

On 8/28/18 11:20 AM, lists wrote:
> If, during windows iso boot, I press F8 for advanced options, and I select safe mode, I can the last line displayed is:
> 
> Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys
> 
> Then progress stops.
> 
> I changed the VM disk config from IDE to SCSI, to see if that made a difference. But alas, no further progress... :-(
> 

Hmm, maybe try SCSI but set the scsihw (SCSI Controller in the VM's Option Tab)
to LSI 53C895A? Or SATA, Windows is often a bit picky about this stuff...

> On 28-8-2018 10:59, lists wrote:
>> Here is the VM config:
>>
>>> balloon: 0
>>> bios: ovmf
>>> boot: dcn
>>> bootdisk: ide0
>>> cores: 2
>>> efidisk0: local-btrfs:107/vm-107-disk-2.qcow2,size=128K
>>> ide0: local-btrfs:107/vm-107-disk-1.qcow2,size=233G
>>> ide2: local-btrfs:iso/win2008_enterprise_x64.iso,media=cdrom
>>> memory: 8192
>>> name: win8-uefi
>>> net0: e1000=BA:7F:7B:91:9B:1C,bridge=vmbr0
>>> numa: 0
>>> ostype: win8
>>> scsihw: virtio-scsi-pci
>>> smbios1: uuid=626ef0a6-0161-492f-80b7-fbc437c4cdb2
>>> sockets: 2

You had a 2 socket with 2 cores each system on the bare metal setup?
If not, please use 4 cores, suddenly having a NUMA system could also be
a problem for windows.

cheers,
Thomas

>>
>> OS Type set to Windows 8.x/2012/2012r2
>> KVM Hardware virtualization: yes
>> Freez cpu at startup: no
>> Protection: no
>> Qemu Agent: no
>> Bus: IDE
>>
>> Anything else I need to tell?
>>
>> MJ
>>
>> On 28-8-2018 10:54, Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
>>> What virtual hardware are you giving it? bus, disk etc.
>>>
>>> On 28/08/2018 6:06 PM, lists wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I am trying to move a physical windows 2008 enterprise uefi installation (Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002) into proxmox, and I'm getting nowhere.
>>>>
>>>> Tried all kinds of approaches, and this was my latest attempt:
>>>>
>>>> Creating a full system backup using windows backup, and then boot the windows install iso in proxmox, to perform a system restore from this backup into proxmox.
>>>>
>>>> But as soon as I enable uefi in my proxmox VM config, the windows iso no longer boots. However, the physical server IS this same OS in uefi mode, the combination should work, I guess.
>>>>
>>>> Anyone with a tip or a tric..?
>>>>
>>>> This is proxmox 4.4-20, so it's a bit older. I could try it on a fresh new proxmox 5.2 install, but first I wanted to ask here.
>>>>
>>>> Anyone?
>>>>
>>>> MJ
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