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Re: [Qemu-devel] Cannot start windows xp

From: Brian Tinnel
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Cannot start windows xp
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 08:43:58 -0500

I installed XP Professional under QEMU (host is debian) with no
problem using a 2GB raw image.  I then had problems trying to apply
SP2 because I ran out of disk space, so I created a 3GB raw image,
reinstalled XP, and then installed SP2 without any problems.  I am
using a CVS image from around Dec 19.

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 12:46:46 +0000, Michael McConnell
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Ashish Naik wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I installed windows xp without any problem. However, xp doesnot start
> > and the message is 'Disk Error press any key to restart'. What could be
> > the reason?
> I ran into this with WinNT4, trying to use disc images bigger than 1023/16/63
> (504Mb).
> My workaround to this has to always specify the -hdachs settings, in my case
> 4092/16/63 for a nearly 2Gb disc.
> With a completely blank disc image, its internals returned 4092/16/63, but
> after partitioning and formatting, it used 1023/64/63, which clashed with the
> old settings which were used at the time of writing the boot sector.
> To confuse the issue further, specifying -hdachs 1023/64/63 caused the NT
> installer to freeze for a bit, then claim the disc was unusable...
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