Re: virtual machines and winxp
On Monday 12 Oct 2009, Alan Chandler wrote:
> Yes it was that bug. I downgraded to 72 and it now works.
> Unfortunately this version seems to not allow me to dynamically
> connect a usb device (at least the error message says the hypervisor
> does not support the hostdev xml that I was trying to use).
My upgrade went and overwrote the downgrade so I am back to the latest
HOWEVER, I found a work around thanks to some googling and seeing the
bug in ubuntu
The KVM needs the -nx flag to allow it to work. You can achieve this
with the following steps
create the file /etc/libvirt/qemu/kvm-32 with the following contents
exec kvm -cpu qemu32,-nx `echo $*`
and make it executable.
In the same directory you should find the xml file for your virtual
machine. In my case it was called windows.xml
Inside that file there is a line
change it to
You will need to restart libvirt-bin
and then the virtual machine can be started and windows runs fine.