Saturday, June 3, 2023

Install Windows 11 as KVM Guest in Fedora 38 WKS using virt-manager

 First install packages

 $ sudo dnf -y install edk2-ovmf swtpm swtpm-tools 

 Before running usual installation configure Virt-manager as follows :


At this point proceed with standard Win 11 KVM Guest installation (8 GB RAM, 4 VCPUs, 70 GB image file) . You should have e-mail account with Microsoft has been setup to complete install with no problems. That is obviously a testing attempt prior to purchasing Win 11 legal ISO from MS.

Destination folder for images (status)

[boris@fedora images]$ pwd
[boris@fedora images]$ sudo ls -l
total 31591676
-rw-------. 1 root root 75173658624 May 30 20:28 ServerFedora38.qcow2
-rw-------. 1 root root 53695545344 Jun  3 22:18 ubuntu23.04.qcow2
-rw-------. 1 root root 75173658624 Jun  3 23:34 win11.qcow2

Hardware environment:

The test completes without problems and any aditional drivers installations on it's way and during post-install configuration.  On the WD-500 NVMe, this takes no more than 15 minutes.  Processor Ryzen 7 3700 , 16 GB RAM. Win 11 Guest 8 GB RAM, 4 VCPUs, 70 GB image file.

Updates appear to be applied right away via Internet and finally Windows 11 Guest reboots and bring you to login prompt.

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