[CentOS-virt] virtio not installing correctly

Tue Feb 2 11:05:37 UTC 2016
isdtor <isdtor at gmail.com>

Zoltan Frombach writes:
> Hi,
> I did many physical (Windows) to virtual (kvm) conversions before. The
> instructions in general are good here:
> http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Boot_from_virtio_block_device , so yes, you
> must add a dummy ("fake") 2nd disk drive to the guest first, boot up the
> guest, install the virtio drivers to that 2nd virtual HDD and after that you
> can shutdown the guest, remove the dummy drive from the guest's config and
> switch the original 1st disk's setting from IDE to virtio. The whole reason
> for adding a 2nd dummy disk is the ability to install the virtio driver
> inside Windows while it is booted up from an IDE disk.

Yes, I understand the process and am following it. But XP is throwing a spanner in the works here by not completing the viostor installation process. Should I maybe try with latest rather than stable (.112 vs. .102)?