Windows 10 Tech Preview Build 10130

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Hi Everyone,

Has anyone managed to install Windows 10 tech preview build 10130 as a KVM on a CentOS 6 host? I’m having problems that I haven’t been able to get past.

I can get the CD to boot and the install process to begin, but Windows keeps complaining about missing drivers. I’ve unsuccessfully tried the VirtIO ISOs from the Fedora project. The images I tried were:

virtio-win-0.1-100.iso virtio-win-0.1.105.iso virtio-win-0.1.96.iso

I have two IDE CD-ROMs attached which appears to be working fine
(otherwise the installer wouldn’t start and I wouldn’t be able to traverse the VirtIO ISO). The NIC was an e1000, but I changed it to rtl8139. I’ve changed the HD from IDE, to Virtio iscsi to Virtio disk and none of that has seemed to help.

I’d appreciate some pointers/tips.

Regards,

Ranbir

11 thoughts on - Windows 10 Tech Preview Build 10130

  • Hi Ranbir,

    I’ve installed it on a KVM guest on a CentOS 7 host.

    I haven’t switched to VirtIO drivers yet except for the graphics
    (spice/QXL), so that I could resize the screen, etc.

    I’ve always had more success using the drivers obtained from running the spice guest tools vs. the virtio-win stuff. I use:

    http://www.spice-space.org/download/windows/spice-guest-tools/spice-guest-tools-0.100.exe

    I did have problems with blue screens at boot (to even get the installation going) until I changed the CPU type to “kvm64”

    -Greg

  • I was hoping it wasn’t going to come to that. That is, I hope it’s not a CentOS 6 issue.

    The thing is I can’t even get the install going. Windows complains that drivers are missing and won’t tell me what for!! WTF.

  • Hi Ranbir, I have Son-of-Frankenstein (SOF, or W10) on Scientific Linux 6.6
    under KVM. I am currently on 10130. And I am downloading 10158.

    I suspect your ISO is corrupted. Run your sha1sum against it.

    5EF5A65B474D63BC3DF46CC84D47064B142AA800
    Windows10_InsiderPreview_x64_EN-US_10130.iso

    Here is the latest English 64 bit iso:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso-update-1504

    Product key: 6P99N-YF42M-TPGBG-9VMJP-YKHCF

    And this is my qemu run string, if it helps:

    $ ps ax | grep -i [w]10

    16031 ? Sl 29:48 /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -name KVM-W10 -S -M
    rhel6.3.0 -cpu Nehalem,+rdtscp,+pdcm,+xtpr,+tm2,+est,+vmx,+ds_cpl,+monitor,+dtes64,+pbe,+tm,+ht,+ss,+acpi,+ds,+vme
    -enable-kvm -m 4096 -realtime mlock=off -smp
    4,sockets=2,cores=2,threads=2 -uuid d56df577-367f-1b6b-c6e8-eaa42a14ffc3
    -nodefconfig -nodefaults -chardev socket,id=charmonitor,path=/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/KVM-W10.monitor,server,nowait
    -mon chardev=charmonitor,id=monitor,mode=control -rtc base=localtime,driftfix=slew -no-shutdown -device piix3-usb-uhci,id=usb,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1.0x2 -device virtio-serial-pci,id=virtio-serial0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x5 -drive file=/home/kvm/KVM-W10.img,if=none,id=drive-ide0-0-0,format=raw,cache=none
    -device ide-drive,bus=ide.0,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-0-0,id=ide0-0-0,bootindex=2
    -drive file=/home/kvm/Windows10_InsiderPreview_x64_EN-US_10130.iso,if=none,media

  • Damn it, I didn’t consider that. I’m assuming you meant sha1sum because I ran it and sure enough, no match.

    I’m downloading it again. Hopefully I have better luck this time.

    Thanks for the tip!

  • Yes, this time around the install worked. Thing is, the sha1sum was the same as the first time I downloaded the ISO so there was no corruption to speak of. I really don’t know why it wasn’t working before.

    I haven’t done much in the preview except try out Spartan and do some configuration. I like the UI design.

    The only thing that really is driving me nuts is the mouse. My mouse is not running smoothly in the KVM. On my desktop (Fedora 20 running Gnome)
    my mouse is fine. In other KVMs (e.g. Fedora 22) the mouse works just as smoothly. But, in this preview build, there appears to be a lag…or something. It’s difficult to describe. Umm…it’s almost like frames are dropping. I don’t know. Overall it just sucks and its killing my desire to play around with it more.

    My daughter has recently started playing the games at http://www.roblox.com. In this preview build, starting up any game makes Windows crash. Maybe a future build will fix that.

  • Hi Kanwar,

    I am glad it worked.

    Sounds to me like Windows being Windows. SOF (Son-of-Frankenstein or Windows Nein, oops, Windows 10) is terrible quality. If it works right in your other VM’s, then it is SOF’s doing.

    If you can get a hold of XP and your daughters games will work in it, they will go a lot faster.

    Just run a good Anti Virus. Bit Defender or Kaspersky consistently score the best at av-comparatives.org. Bit Defender has a free home version.

    And don’t believe the baloney about XP not being as secure as W7. If you look at the break in statistics, the two are at a statistical dead heat.

    SOF is now on to 10162.

    Here is a good wallpaper for your SOF:

    http://www.infiniteunknown.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Windows-10-We-Finally-Fixed-Everything-485×274.jpg
    (You should see mine!)

    -T

  • Very funny. Have you got a much bigger version please ?

    Thanks

    Paul. England, EU. England’s place is in the European Union.

  • The newest update (10162) appears to have improved the weird mouse behaviour I was seeing. It’s smoother now, but still not as good as on my Fedora client machine (I’m using virt-viewer to get to the Windows KVM).

  • Try using “remote-viewer”. For example:

    remote-viewer spice://127.0.0.1:5909 –title “KVM-SL7”

    It is part of the virt-viewer package, so yo should already have it

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