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Offline dibl

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[EN] Windows 11 Qemu/KVM virtual machine
« on: 2023/10/29, 22:09:03 »
I have been running my genealogy tools on a Win 10 VM for 7 or 8 years now, with no problems. Of course, when I update the Win 10 system, it always reminds me -- "This PC doesn't currently meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11." I assume that is referring, at least, to the lack of an EFI boot partition on the Qemu virtual hard drive.

Well, the future is coming, one of these days ...

I wonder if anyone in the siduction community has built a Windows 11 VM with a qemu hard drive? Was it easy or difficult? Are there good instructions somewhere?

I appreciate any advice anyone can offer -- thank you.
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Re: Windows 11 Qemu/KVM virtual machine
« Reply #1 on: 2023/10/29, 22:20:10 »
I have a Win11 VM in qemu running. But i installed it with all the hacks (disable tpm and secureboot).
That is not machine, i use often. i had created it only for testing purposes.
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Re: Windows 11 Qemu/KVM virtual machine
« Reply #2 on: 2023/10/29, 22:20:48 »
Before I did away with windows completely(XP dual boot) I booted it with qemu. Now that wasn't with EFI of course but qemu is certainly capable boot from a drive install. Qemu does support EFI boot but I'm not sure if it's by default. A quick search looks promising.

 https://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2021/04/how-to-boot-uefi-on-qemu.html

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Re: Windows 11 Qemu/KVM virtual machine
« Reply #3 on: 2023/10/29, 22:27:53 »
Thank you @towo and @eriefisher for such fast replies!

Yes, that article looks interesting, and maybe leads to some further experiments here.

THANKS!


EDIT:  Look here guys:

https://sysguides.com/install-a-windows-11-virtual-machine-on-kvm/
« Last Edit: 2023/10/30, 12:24:29 by dibl »
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