[SeaBIOS] seabios 1.7.3 breaks booting windows 7?

Michael Tokarev mjt at tls.msk.ru
Tue Jul 9 09:34:48 CEST 2013

09.07.2013 03:18, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> 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

Hmm.  Works for me with qemu-kvm-1.1 and qemu-1.5 just fine, with a few
different windows VMs (32/64 bits, smp/up, win7/win2008).

But I haven't tried every possible cpu/smp combination.

> 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.



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