I need to get more graphics memory on my QEMU Windows client.
I decided to install Virtio drivers for QEMU to achieve that purpose.
I create an imagine_file like this:
qemu-img create -f raw image_file 4G
Also, I ran the windows-install like this:
qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 4G -cdrom "OS.iso" -boot order=c -drive file=image_file,if=virtio
But when Windows ran, it didn't find any hard-drive (the image_file basically). It asked for some drivers instead. I think it wanted drivers to communicate with the hard-drive (image_file).
Running the install without Virtio works though:
qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 4G -cdrom "OS.iso" -boot order=d -drive file=image_file,format=raw
The difference betweeen the two commands is:
order=c vs order=d
if=virtio vs format=raw
How do I install windows with Virtio in QEMU?
My original goal is to get 512 MB of graphics memory on Windows (running as a guest in QEMU). Unfortunately, by default (no Virtio) I get 8MB of video memory which is not enough for my purposes
P.S. My OS is Arch-Linux