Ján ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 10:59:45AM -0700, Dale Bewley wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-09-04 at 18:53 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> I just installed a windows XP KVM virtual machine via
>> fedora 11's virt-manager. All went well, but the KVM
>> machine can't seem to shutdown, instead I get the
>> Windows XP screen that says "it is now safe to
>> power off".
>> Is there some setting I need to tweak somewhere to enable
>> XP to power off by itself?
> You just need to turn on ACPI for your guest
> I don't think you can do that in virt-manager, so see 'virsh help edit'.
It's not enough. You must reinstall your windows XP. Windows XP can't
install ACPI as additional driver/software (described on some microsoft
But this looks to be virt-manager/virt-install bug. When you select Windows
XP, ACPI is turned off, then this does not work. Try to select Windows
Vista, when installing your virtual machine, then ACPI will be turned on
and poweroff works.
Can somebody fix this bug? I can't report it now. :(
As far as I can tell, it's already fixed in the upstream version of virtinst.
So if you need this on F-11, just open a BZ requesting a backport.
Incidentally, you do *not* need to re-install Windows. There is a registry
tweak you can do inside Windows to flip it over to the ACPI HAL; unfortunately,
I don't know it offhand, but a google search will almost certainly turn it up.