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Re: [Xen-users] crashes windows 2008 server in hvm

To: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] crashes windows 2008 server in hvm
From: "Andrew Lyon" <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:24:58 +0000
Cc: Vladimir Elizarov <xengelpublicx@xxxxxxxxx>, Wizard Vandal <wizard580@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Venefax <venefax@xxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:58 AM, James Harper
<james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've fixed the problem and am just about to upload -pre11.

I have tested pre11on 32 bit vista and xp, seems to work ok.

I have just noticed a separate issue, a UDF iso image connected to the
vista vm has a single file visible readme.txt which states that the OS
needs to support UDF to see the content, I am not sure if that was the
case before i installed the drivers, is it a known problem/effect ?
Would it be solved by using the "device hiding patch" that James


> If you have (foolishly :) installed the -preXX version of these drivers
> on a windows 2008/Vista production system without doing a test on a test
> system first, let me know and I'll email some instructions on making it
> right again. I have just used the repair shell from the Windows 2008
> boot CD and it is amazingly easy to fix things up!
> James
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-users-
>> bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Harper
>> Sent: Tuesday, 23 December 2008 22:40
>> To: Andrew Lyon
>> Cc: Vladimir Elizarov; Wizard Vandal; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
>> Venefax
>> Subject: RE: [Xen-users] crashes windows 2008 server in hvm
>> >
>> > I installed "pre10 don't use" onto a clean install of Vista
> Enterprise
>> > 32 bit, rebooted and this time no BSOD, but after the boot progress
>> > bar is displayed I just get a black screen, i rebooted again and it
>> > BSOD with 7B again.
>> >
>> > The vista vm has 2gb ram and 8 cpus.
>> >
>> I did the same and got the same result. Logging shows that the xenhide
>> service isn't starting, which means that all ide and scsi devices will
>> also fail to start (eg even a safe mode boot won't work). I'm looking
>> into it...
>> James
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