Install Windows 10¶
These are guidelines to install Windows 10 inside a Ravada KVM Guest.
The Windows 10 ISO image file is required:
Download it and copy them in the Ravada host server at the directory /var/lib/libvirt/images .
Virtual Machine features¶
The guest should have more than 3 GB of RAM You can increase it later if you want to keep it slim.
At least 30GB disk drive is required. A swap partition should also be added when creating the virtual machine.
Create the Virtual Machine¶
From the web management tools, go to “New Machine” and create select the Windows 10 Template and the ISO image you just downloaded.
It may take a few minutes if it is the first Windows virtual machine that is installed in this system. Ravada will download the additional drivers ISO volume.
When the machine is created start it from Admin Tools menu, click on Virtual Machines to see a list. At the right there is a bunch of buttons. Click on view to start and access the virtual machine console.
The installer may not see the virtual machine disk drive. Choosing “Load Drivers” in this screen and select
Click on “Examine”, you should see two CD units. The drivers are in the second one called something like “virtio-win”. Choose amd64 and then select the operative system you are installing.
For Windows 11 it should the driver as Red Hat VirtIO SCSI controller (E:amd64w11viostor.inf)
Click on Next to continue installing Windows.
Follow the usual procedure to install Windows10.
Use a swap partition for pagefiles¶
By default the Windows pagefiles will go to the C: disk drive. That will make the clones partitions grow up too much and fill your host disk drive. It should go to the SWAP volume, problaby in your D: or E: drive.
In this link you can see how to move pagefiles to another disk: