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


xen version is 3.4.1.

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

you are correct when you say that i get that message after windows boots. 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 thing 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 'windows' that runs while you install the OS on the HD. so perhaps i have an issue with windows 2008 not seeing my HD? ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "Robbie Garrett" <rgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 7:32 PM
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] windows 2008 x64 no cdrom.

My issue here is that when trying to boot from .iso image to install
2008 r2, I get message saying

"A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing".  Where can I get

So the CD/DVD is detected by the BIOS and Windows starts booting, but
then later gives you the error message?

That really shouldn't happen as as far as Windows is concerned it's just
a standard IDE CDROM device that has been supported since the dawn of

Windows 2008R2 is basically Windows 7 Server, so you are obviously
trailblazing here. Maybe there is a problem with the IDE CDROM emulation
that is only affecting Windows 7 / 2008R2. Maybe if you re-post and ask
if anyone is running Windows 2008 R2 x64 successfully you might get a
response (you omitted the R2 from the subject line).

Also, you need to say what version of Xen you are using. If there were
any bugs in previous versions that caused this sort of problem they may
well have been fixed in more recent versions.

Your config looks fine btw.


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