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Re: [Xen-users] Windows PV Drivers BlueScreening

To: Gavin Conway <gavin.conway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Windows PV Drivers BlueScreening
From: Antti Kanes <antti.kanes@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:22:16 +0300
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I've experienced both. You're not telling which version of Xen or GPL PV you're using, but in my case with Xen 3.2-1 and the latest PV, with installed, the CD-rom drive does in fact disappear.

I tried asking about this issue earlier, but seems my question has been ignored. Also I noticed on the list that people have had the same problem before, but didn't find any solution to it.
At the moment, I'm considering this a feature that I just have to live with.

In my case, the BSOD after installing was caused by Windows not having detected and installed the PV devices before they were to be used.

This can be resolved by editing the boot.ini and adding the /NOGPLPV option to it before rebooting right after the PV installation or booting into safe mode. After windows detects the XEN devices and installs the drivers, the /NOGPLPV option may be removed / computer rebooted normally and all should be well. (Of course, all of this supposing the BSOD you're experiencing is the same as I was).

  Antti Kanes

Quoting Gavin Conway <gavin.conway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

So I've got a Windows Server 2003 Standard server running under Xen. As soon as I install the meadowcourt.org drivers 1 of 2 things happen;

1) They install without issue but the CDRom drive disappears
2) They cause the server to bluescreen on reboot

Has anyone else had similar a experience and how did you get around it?


Gavin Conway
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