[SeaBIOS] seabios 1.7.3 breaks booting windows 7? (was: [ANNOUNCE] SeaBIOS 1.7.3)

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Tue Jul 9 01:18:32 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jul 08, 2013 at 05:23:40PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 07/07/2013 11:41 PM, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> > The 1.7.3 version of SeaBIOS has now been released.  For more
> > information on the release, please see:
> Just gave it a spin, breaks booting a Windows 7 VM for me. Using qemu-1.4.2
> from Fedora 19 as well as qemu.git.
> Here's the BSOD (F19 qemu and seabios 1.7.3):
> http://crobinso.fedorapeople.org/misc/seabios_1.7.3_windows_err.png

Thanks for testing.  I have a "Windows 7 Ultimate" beta (build 7100)
that I tested with and I don't see this problem.  (Nor do I see the
problem on WinXP.)

Can you try without smp and with a smaller memory size (eg, 512M) to
see if the behavior changes.

Otherwise, we'll need to iterate through each change in the 76e58028
commit and find out which part of the DSDT that your copy of Windows
doesn't like.


More information about the SeaBIOS mailing list