Jan 22, 2014

Install Windows XP as KVM guest on Fedora 20 with the VirtIO drivers from RedHat

KVM is a virtualisation environment from the Linux Kernel, which is
also ported to Illumos/OpenSolaris.

The installation of windows is straight forward from an iso-Image by using
IDE disk.

After the installation, the devices can be changed to the virtio drivers for
better performance.

Therefore the ISO for virtio can be downloaded.

After this, a tool for windows is used to mount an iso-Image as a drive.

A very good description on changing the driver is given here.


Following this description was straight forward and worked for me.

The next step is to get the network ( using a private net ) to work with
routing.