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Monday, November 21, 2011

Ie9 on kvm-linux

The steps/scripts for using ie9 test machine are quite easy to follow if you are using virtualbox
but what about kvm-linux ?

I followed the guide to make vhd to kvm raw This guides works but it creates a raw partition of 127G in size so is not so good :
qemu-img convert -f vpc -O raw Windows\ 7.vhd Windows7ie9.img

 so i used this command line instead:

 qemu-img convert -f vpc -O qcow2 Windows\ 7.vhd Windows7ie9.qcow

and image is now ~ 13G
Create new virtual machine importing the converted qcow2 image

Notice I had an issue with the tablet device so i have disabled it for vnc

You can add montly script in scheduler to rearm it on the windows guest
slmgr –rearm
shutdown -r -t 0

Next i had some issues with vnc (mouse positioned weird and at the distance with the vnc cursor when connecting from remote)

and I have enabled the spice server instead of the vnc one in the virt-manager configuration for this host and then installed spice client on my machine

sudo apt-get install spice-client

run it with

type host port and password if you have one set

To Exit the spice client Shift - F12

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