Due to some issues I've had with VirtualBox, I recently switched to using Qemu, with the Qemulator GUI, and all has been well when playing with Linux virtual machines.
However, due to needs from my very-Microsoft-married school, I need to install Windows 7, but I'm having a problem. The Win7 installer is only seeing the virtual drive as 1GB in size and refuses to install on it. I initially used the "Auto" setting when creating the drive, but when that didn't work, I tried setting it explicitly to "Qcow2" after finding an old tutorial. That didn't work, either.
Is there a particular drive type that reports its size to Windows correctly? Or, is there a way I can tell Qemu to tell the VM that the size is different from its starting size (since the default is a dynamically expanding format)? The VM drives are stored on a 1TB drive with 3/4 of its space unused, so I'm not really concerned about drive space and a static-sized file could be used, if that's what it takes.