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RE: [Xen-users] GPLPV drivers update

To: "Jingyun He" <jingyun.ho@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] GPLPV drivers update
From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:30:52 +1000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] GPLPV drivers update
What version of xen and what windows version and what bits (32 or 64)?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jingyun He [mailto:jingyun.ho@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:29
> To: James Harper
> Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] GPLPV drivers update
> Hi,
> I just installed this new PV drivers, the vps will show a blue screen
> never boot up again if we do a reboot.
> but it can boot by 'xm create'
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 4:37 AM, James Harper
> wrote:
>       I have just uploaded a new testing version of GPL PV drivers for
>       Windows. Have a look for at
>       http://www.meadowcourt.org/downloads (the -dontuse bit is to
>       people away who haven't read this email :)
>       As usual, please test thoroughly on a test DomU and make sure
you have a
>       backup before installing on a non-test system. In particular,
I'm only
>       testing with Xen 3.4.1 these days so anything older isn't tested
>       although it should work.
>       There was a problem with the signing of the drivers that would
>       them working properly under Vista/2008 x64 even with testsigning
>       enabled. This should resolve that.
>       The installation procedure for Vista/2008 x64 is as follows:
>       . Run 'bcdedit /set testsigning on'
>       . Reboot
>       . Install the drivers. Accept any warnings and tick 'always
>       when prompted.
>       . Make sure you now have PV network and SCSI adapters present
>       . Reboot
>       If something doesn't work, you should be able to boot to safe
>       unless you forgot to run 'bcdedit /set testsigning on' in which
case you
>       will probably have an unbootable system... for some reason the
vista F8
>       boot menu doesn't allow you to turn on testsigning and safe mode
at the
>       same time. Ideally the installer would be able to detect that we
>       using a test certificate and instruct you to turn on testsigning
>       but I don't yet know how to do that. I'll see if I can at least
put in a
>       loud warning at installation time...
>       James
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