Installation Issues - Windows NT 3.51 Workstation on Qemu

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TheWindowsFan1223
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Installation Issues - Windows NT 3.51 Workstation on Qemu

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Hello everyone out there! I have installed QEMU 2.5.0 on my host system, Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, and I cannot install the guest OS in QEMU.
Using qemu-img I have created a 500MB, 600MB, and 1GB image, in QCOW format.
When I start QEMU I start the emulated system with a floppy image of MS-DOS 6.0, however when I start the installation with the following command in DOS:
R:\I386\WINNT.EXE /B
I get a prompt after the question of install files. and it says (I will post the error message in Spanish because it is my native language)
Windows NT necesita un volumen de disco duro con un mínimo de 69 MB (72400320 bytes) de espacio en disco disponible. La instalación usará parte de ese espacio para almacenar archivos temporales durante la instalación.

La unidad debe estar en un disco duro local compatible con Windows NT y no debe ser una unidad comprimida.

El programa de instalación no ha encontrado una unidad con el suficiente espacio en disco requerido.

El programa de instalación no puede continuar. Presione ENTRAR para salir.
Which translates to:
Windows NT requires a hard disk volume with a minimum of 69 MB (72400320 bytes) of available disk space. The installation will use part of that space to store temporary files during the installation.

The drive must be on a local Windows NT compatible hard drive and must not be a compressed drive.

The installation program could not find a drive with enough required disk space.

The installation program cannot continue. Press ENTER to exit.

Someone can help me, please?
Here are the details of my host system:
Host OS: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS i386
QEMU Version: 2.5.0 (1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.51)
qemu-img version: qemu-img version 2.5.0 (1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.51)
Guest OS: Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 Spanish, downloaded from winworldpc.com.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Installation Issues - Windows NT 3.51 Workstation on Qemu

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Did you create a partition with fdisk and format c: ???
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Re: Installation Issues - Windows NT 3.51 Workstation on Qemu

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Yeah, if you start setup from DOS, you need to prepare the hard disk first (FDISK and FORMAT).
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Re: Installation Issues - Windows NT 3.51 Workstation on Qemu

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No, I cannot format nor create partitions on fdisk, it just hangs at "Current fixed disk drive: 1"
:'(

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Re: Installation Issues - Windows NT 3.51 Workstation on Qemu

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TheWindowsFan1223 wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:31 pm
No, I cannot format nor create partitions on fdisk, it just hangs at "Current fixed disk drive: 1"
:'(

Apparently your VM can not find the Virtual Disk.
I suggest Go to VM setup -> IDE Disk 1 and check carefully for these parameters, especially
the source path where your Virtual HDD file is supposed to be.

Source path: /var/lib/libvirt/images/your_virtual_HDD.qcow2
Readonly: unchecked box
Shareable: unckecked box
Disk Bus: IDE
Serial Number:
Storage format: qcow2
Cache mode: default
IO mode: default
IO Tuning: Do not input parameters here.

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