I'm trying to install Windows 7 inside of kvm on Ubuntu 10.04. Previously I've installed guest Windows XP and guest Ubuntu without incident. However, when I tried to install Windows 7, this happened:
First, multiple CPUs caused a blue-screen. That's fine, I guess I'll only have 1 cpu.
Then, I come across another problem. Windows can't see my virtual HDD. It asks me to insert a driver CD. I've downloaded this Red Hat Virtio driver and tried to use that. Windows recognizes it's a driver, but after I select it, it says it didn't find any new hardware using that driver*. Of course for that last one, I added a Virtio HDD instead of the IDE HDD, but no luck.
No new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media.
Has anyone successfully installed win7 and if so, did you encounter this problem and find a work-around?
I have kvm version:
$ kvm --version QEMU PC emulator version 0.12.3 (qemu-kvm-0.12.3), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard $ modinfo kvm filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-35-server/kernel/arch/x86/kvm/kvm.ko license: GPL author: Qumranet srcversion: FC0D2EE344D3C88A41BA5A4 depends: vermagic: 2.6.32-35-server SMP mod_unload modversions parm: oos_shadow:bool parm: ignore_msrs:bool $ modinfo kvm_intel filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-35-server/kernel/arch/x86/kvm/kvm-intel.ko license: GPL author: Qumranet srcversion: 5C339EB72FC5D22420654DC depends: kvm vermagic: 2.6.32-35-server SMP mod_unload modversions parm: bypass_guest_pf:bool parm: vpid:bool parm: flexpriority:bool parm: ept:bool parm: unrestricted_guest:bool parm: emulate_invalid_guest_state:bool parm: ple_gap:int parm: ple_window:int