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Re: [Xen-users] windows 2008 x64 no cdrom.

what kernel version are you using?
what base OS?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Lyon" <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx> To: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "Robbie garrett" <rgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] windows 2008 x64 no cdrom.

There is no 32 bit 2008 r2, there is only 64 bit and I've had no
problem installing the rtm build on xen, I've also installed windows 7
and that works fine too.

On both I have videoram set to 8mb to enable high resolution, and
viridian enabed to stop bugcheck code 101 when using multiple cpus.

I don't use any special settings for the cdrom, just
file:/mnt/nas1/2008r3.iso, hdc:cdrom,r

I am running xen 3.4.1


On 15/08/2009, James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

xen version is 3.4.1.

windows 2008 has been out for some time now and to my understanding is
server edition for windows vista...  not windows 7.

2008 is, more or less, the server version of Vista (2008 rtm was
basically vista sp1), but the server version of Windows 7 is/will be
released as R2 of 2008.

you are correct when you say that i get that message after windows
when I VNC into the console i can see the post, which then shows me i
haev a
cdrom drive.  the bios is then told to boot from the cdrom.   The odd
here is that i see no hard drive, but i do see a d and x drive.  since
windows 2008 installs in a win pe like setup, your x drive is the
that runs while you install the OS on the HD. so perhaps i have an
with windows 2008 not seeing my HD?

Not sure where to go from there... it _should_ work, but it obviously
doesn't... have you tried to 32 bit version?


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