zbook said:

Please comment on post #13.
Hi there


Here's the XML file (The Windows XP VM config file in /etc/libvirt/qemu/winxp.xml) for one of my Windows XP systems running under KVM/QEMU on a Linux Arch system kernel 5.11.X. You also need for Windows Guests the Windows virtio drivers disk (as an iso) -- freely downladable from the Fedora site.

For Windows XP on QEMU /KVM --you'll need a Windows XP SP3 disc as starter and then to install the "Post SP3" updates - loads of info all over the web on that.

If you want to take a risk there's also the "XP Black Edition" on the Web out there - which has all the updates !! Piracy of XP systems though isn't of a major issue any more - there's far more pressing problems these days.

Here's the KVM LIBVIRT file : You need to provide your own XP system though:
OVERWRITTEN AND LOST. Changes to this xml configuration should be made using:
virsh edit winxp
or other application using the libvirt API.
<domain type="kvm">
<libosinfo:libosinfo xmlns:libosinfo="http://libosinfo.org/xmlns/libvirt/domain/1.0">
<libosinfos id="http://microsoft.com/win/xp"/>
<memory unit="KiB">2097152</memory>
<currentMemory unit="KiB">2097152</currentMemory>
<vcpu placement="static">2</vcpu>
<type arch="x86_64" machine="pc-i440fx-5.2">hvm</type>
<bootmenu enable="yes"/>
<relaxed state="on"/>
<vapic state="on"/>
<spinlocks state="on" retries="8191"/>
<vmport state="off"/>
<cpu mode="host-passthrough" check="partial" migratable="on"/>
<clock offset="localtime">
<timer name="rtc" tickpolicy="catchup"/>
<timer name="pit" tickpolicy="delay"/>
<timer name="hpet" present="no"/>
<timer name="hypervclock" present="yes"/>
<suspend-to-mem enabled="no"/>
<suspend-to-disk enabled="no"/>
<disk type="file" device="cdrom">
<driver name="qemu" type="raw"/>
<source file="/home/hrafn/virtio-win.iso"/> "Windows VIO stuff - get from Fedora webste
<target dev="sdc" bus="sata"/>
<address type="drive" controller="0" bus="0" target="0" unit="2"/>
<disk type="file" device="disk">
<driver name="qemu" type="raw" cache="none" io="native"/>
<source file="/home/hrafn/WINXP"/> " Your Win XP system"
<target dev="sde" bus="sata"/>
<boot order="1"/>
<address type="drive" controller="0" bus="0" target="0" unit="4"/>
<controller type="pci" index="0" model="pci-root"/>
<controller type="virtio-serial" index="0">
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x07" function="0x0"/>
<controller type="usb" index="0" model="ich9-ehci1">
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x06" function="0x7"/>
<controller type="usb" index="0" model="ich9-uhci1">
<master startport="0"/>
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x06" function="0x0" multifunction="on"/>
<controller type="usb" index="0" model="ich9-uhci2">
<master startport="2"/>
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x06" function="0x1"/>
<controller type="usb" index="0" model="ich9-uhci3">
<master startport="4"/>
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x06" function="0x2"/>
<controller type="sata" index="0">
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x0b" function="0x0"/>
<controller type="ide" index="0">
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x01" function="0x1"/>
<interface type="network">
<mac address="52:54:00:69:41:b8"/>
<source network="isolated"/>
<model type="virtio"/>
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x03" function="0x0"/>
<interface type="direct">
<mac address="52:54:00:d1:b4:d8"/>
<source dev="enp3s0f1" mode="bridge"/>
<model type="virtio"/>
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x04" function="0x0"/>
<channel type="spicevmc">
<target type="virtio" name="com.redhat.spice.0"/>
<address type="virtio-serial" controller="0" bus="0" port="1"/>
<input type="tablet" bus="usb">
<address type="usb" bus="0" port="1"/>
<input type="mouse" bus="ps2"/>
<input type="keyboard" bus="ps2"/>
<graphics type="spice" autoport="yes">
<listen type="address"/>
<image compression="off"/>
<sound model="ac97">
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x05" function="0x0"/>
<model type="qxl" ram="65536" vram="65536" vgamem="16384" heads="1" primary="yes"/>
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x02" function="0x0"/>
<redirdev bus="usb" type="spicevmc">
<address type="usb" bus="0" port="2"/>
<redirdev bus="usb" type="spicevmc">
<address type="usb" bus="0" port="3"/>
<memballoon model="virtio">
<address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x00" slot="0x08" function="0x0"/>