[PVE-User] windows 2008 enterprise with uefi

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Tue Aug 28 12:02:16 CEST 2018


Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the additional insights! I'll give them a try, and report back!

MJ

On 28-8-2018 11:42, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
> 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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