I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 using QEMU/KVM with libvirt and Virtual Machine Manager as GUI.
I want to install Windows 7 Professional SP01 (64Bit) in a VM. I have a regular .iso installation image and, of course, a valid activation key.
The process always ends with the VM Manager consoles showing a black screen which says
Starting Windows... but then nothing else happens anymore. That means, Windows 7 never finishes the installation in my VM.
I don't know how to show the VM settings I've chosen here. If GUI screenshots are appropriate, please let me know.
I've set up a
VirtIO Disk 1 device which has a source path to a virtio driver .iso image (
~/Downloads/virtio-win-0.1.126.iso). This VirtIO Disk is also set as boot device.
When I choose
Force Reset from the VM manager menu, the Guest console says:
SeaBios (version Ubuntu-1.8.2-1ubuntu1) Machine UUID ... iPXE (http://ipxe.org) .... Booting from Hard Disk... Boot failed: not a bootable disk No bootable device.
So, what can I do to get Win7 running as a KVM Guest?