[CentOS] Missing virtio-win in CentOS 5.4

Sebastian sebi4711 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 12:51:34 UTC 2009


On Dec 1. the drivers are available on the Supplementary channel

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2009-1624.html

Any chance to get them for CentOS?

Sebastian

2009/10/22 carlopmart <carlopmart at gmail.com>

> Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 04:14:00PM +0200, Sebastian Marten wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I Installed 5.4 on a test system to use KVM, but i didn't find the
> >> "virtio-win" package with the Windows drivers.
> >>
> >
> > Looks like these are provided via the RHN Supplementary Channel.  I'd
> > imagine they are not freely distributable?
> >
> > I'm sure someone else can confirm.
> >
> > Ray
>
> There are freely redistributable, but still they aren't published by
> upstream. You
> can use these instead:
>
> http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/windows-binary-virtio-drivers-finally-released,
> but
> there are a lot of problems with any windows 64 bits. And another problem,
> a big
> really, is that you can¡t install a windows kvm guest directly to a virtio
> disk.
> First you need to install to an ide disk, after generate a virtio disk and
> attach to
> win guest, install the virtio driver and last remove ide drive ... very
> very ugly.
>
> --
> CL Martinez
> carlopmart {at} gmail {d0t} com
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