virtIO Drivers showing as Removable Device

Jul 26, 2021
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Hi Everyone,

I am facing a weird issue in windows 10. After Installing the required virtIO Drivers, some of them show as "Removable Devices".

So far I have tried both methods of Manually installing the drivers as well as Bundling them within the VM Template using Sysprep.

Please Look into this, below is a screenshot for reference.
 

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Emilien

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Seems like in qemu-kvm they implemented a hotplug flag in the pci declaration:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1790899
I don't think there are these options in the proxmox web gui.

Anyway in Windows you can add this batch at startup *Run as Administrator*:
Code:
:: RUN AS Administrator
:: Virtio Baloon
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1002&SUBSYS_00051AF4&REV_00\5&2490727A&0&1808F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Virtio Serial
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1003&SUBSYS_00031AF4&REV_00\5&2490727a&0&4008F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Virtio SCSI
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1004&SUBSYS_00081AF4&REV_00\5&2490727A&0&2808F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Virtio Ethernet
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1000&SUBSYS_00011AF4&REV_00\5&2490727A&0&9008F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Nvidia
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1FB1&SUBSYS_148810DE&REV_A1\4&23F93F77&0&00E0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Best regards,

Emilien
 
Jul 26, 2021
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India
Seems like in qemu-kvm they implemented a hotplug flag in the pci declaration:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1790899
I don't think there are these options in the proxmox web gui.

Anyway in Windows you can add this batch at startup *Run as Administrator*:
Code:
:: RUN AS Administrator
:: Virtio Baloon
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1002&SUBSYS_00051AF4&REV_00\5&2490727A&0&1808F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Virtio Serial
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1003&SUBSYS_00031AF4&REV_00\5&2490727a&0&4008F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Virtio SCSI
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1004&SUBSYS_00081AF4&REV_00\5&2490727A&0&2808F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Virtio Ethernet
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_1AF4&DEV_1000&SUBSYS_00011AF4&REV_00\5&2490727A&0&9008F0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
:: Nvidia
reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1FB1&SUBSYS_148810DE&REV_A1\4&23F93F77&0&00E0" /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Best regards,

Emilien
ill check and revert if this works for me.
 
Jul 26, 2021
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Are you sure?

Can you post the VM config?

I had also on 5.4 with Windows 2012 and Virtio.
Code:
root@p1:~# qm config 100
agent: 1
balloon: 0
bios: ovmf
boot: order=sata0;net0
cores: 2
cpu: host
efidisk0: a_nvme-storage:vm-100-disk-0,size=1M
hostpci0: 0000:21:00,pcie=1
machine: pc-q35-6.0
memory: 16384
name: review
net0: e1000=3A:EA:61:B4:3E:18,bridge=vmbr0,firewall=1
numa: 0
ostype: win10
sata0: a_nvme-storage:vm-100-disk-1,backup=0,size=400G,ssd=1
scsihw: virtio-scsi-pci
smbios1: uuid=41bd7c89-cf17-4811-b809-5ab1a21e7e6f
sockets: 2
vga: none
vmgenid: ff8df91c-d5db-4d67-95a6-f6eb8e8dd007
 
Jul 26, 2021
57
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Why sata disk and not scsi?
sorry attached revised
Code:
root@p1:~# qm config 102
agent: 1
bios: ovmf
boot: order=scsi0;ide2;net0
cores: 2
cpu: host
efidisk0: a_nvme-storage:vm-102-disk-1,size=1M
ide2: local:iso/NTLite-1.iso,media=cdrom
machine: pc-q35-6.0
memory: 16348
name: test
net0: virtio=6A:51:85:77:7B:1E,bridge=vmbr0,firewall=1,link_down=1
numa: 0
ostype: win10
scsi0: a_nvme-storage:vm-102-disk-0,size=100G
scsihw: virtio-scsi-pci
smbios1: uuid=5c7edba4-f822-4587-9954-677a80f6a9e0
sockets: 2
vmgenid: d85de9e5-8ca7-40cc-865e-d02192eafe6e
root@p1:~#
 

Emilien

Member
Jan 23, 2022
121
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18
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sorry attached revised
Code:
root@p1:~# qm config 102
agent: 1
bios: ovmf
boot: order=scsi0;ide2;net0
cores: 2
cpu: host
efidisk0: a_nvme-storage:vm-102-disk-1,size=1M
ide2: local:iso/NTLite-1.iso,media=cdrom
machine: pc-q35-6.0
memory: 16348
name: test
net0: virtio=6A:51:85:77:7B:1E,bridge=vmbr0,firewall=1,link_down=1
numa: 0
ostype: win10
scsi0: a_nvme-storage:vm-102-disk-0,size=100G
scsihw: virtio-scsi-pci
smbios1: uuid=5c7edba4-f822-4587-9954-677a80f6a9e0
sockets: 2
vmgenid: d85de9e5-8ca7-40cc-865e-d02192eafe6e
root@p1:~#
With this VM config you didn't see any "Removable Devices" in Windows?

Can you post a screenshot of winver from the VM?
 

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