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I have native installed and working Windows7.

When I try to boot it as

sudo kvm -hda /dev/sda

it shows BSOD 0x0000007B even if I try to Safe Boot mode.

Same problem using

kvm -drive file=/dev/sda,index=0,media=disk,if=ide 
kvm -drive file=/dev/sda,index=0,media=disk,if=virtio 

(virtio driver are installed in win7)

WindowsXP was working using this schema. What's wrong? What can be made to have it working as bare boot, as KVM boot?

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your windows lacks the ide and virtio drivers, and fails to boot. try to start it up, add the required drivers, and then run it under kvm

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It looks like the OP says the virtio drivers are installed in the question. –  MDMarra Nov 11 '11 at 18:03
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haven't done this in a while, but iirc, there was more than just installing a driver required - some registry hack that would make windows think this driver should be used at boot. The way virt-v2v inserts drivers, you know? –  dyasny Nov 11 '11 at 18:28
    
Thanks for info about v2v! libguestfs.org/virt-v2v -- looks to be i need p2v, and that helps. –  datacompboy Nov 22 '11 at 14:31

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