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|Summary:||virt-install fails to install guest|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Adam Greenberg <moose>|
|Component:||libvirt||Assignee:||Daniel Veillard <veillard>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-09-06 23:24:27 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Adam Greenberg 2007-08-08 23:07:23 EDT
Description of problem: virt-install fails to install a fedora 7 guest. I specify the following: [root@boris Download]# virt-install virt-install Would you like a fully virtualized guest (yes or no)? This will allow you to run unmodified operating systems. yes yes What is the name of your virtual machine? fc7 fc7 How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 1500 1500 What would you like to use as the disk (path)? /var/lib/xen/images/fc7 /var/lib/xen/images/fc7 How large would you like the disk (/var/lib/xen/images/fc7) to be (in gigabytes)? 8 8 Would you like to enable graphics support? (yes or no) yes yes What is the virtual CD image, CD device or install location? /home/moose/Download/F-7-i386-DVD.iso /home/moose/Download/F-7-i386-DVD.iso Starting install... libvir: Xen Daemon error : GET operation failed: libvir: Xen Daemon error : GET operation failed: Creating storage file... 100% |=========================| 8.0 GB 00:00 Creating domain... 0 B 00:01 VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.1.2 for X - built Jun 11 2007 09:44:37 Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd. See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC. Wed Aug 8 22:28:21 2007 CConn: connected to host localhost port 5901 CConnection: Server supports RFB protocol version 3.3 CConnection: Using RFB protocol version 3.3 TXImage: Using default colormap and visual, TrueColor, depth 24. CConn: Using pixel format depth 6 (8bpp) rgb222 CConn: Using ZRLE encoding CConn: Throughput 10000 kbit/s - changing to hextile encoding CConn: Throughput 10000 kbit/s - changing to full colour CConn: Using pixel format depth 24 (32bpp) little-endian rgb888 CConn: Using hextile encoding Domain installation still in progress. You can reconnect to the console to complete the installation process. [root@boris Download]# I see the guest domain created (in the manager) and I get what appears to be a vnc window for the console. However, it blinks with a bit of the startup screen text and then goes black where it remains. The domain continues to run. Here is the qemu log output: domid: 22 qemu: the number of cpus is 1 Watching /local/domain/22/logdirty/next-active qemu_map_cache_init nr_buckets = 10000 shared page at pfn 5dbff buffered io page at pfn 5dbfd xs_read(/vm/ffd46af4-2ec6-53c3-bea2-bab4e93004c5/rtc/timeoffset): read error xs_read(): vncpasswd get error. /vm/ffd46af4-2ec6-53c3-bea2-bab4e93004c5/vncpasswd. char device redirected to /dev/pts/2 I/O request not ready: 0, ptr: 0, port: 0, data: 0, count: 0, size: 0 Triggered log-dirty buffer switch I can achieve the same state by using the creation wizard in the manager. I tried turning off the firewall but this error behavior still occurs. I find that I can attach to this computer via VNC from another computer with no problems (with or without the firewall). Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): libvirt-0.3.1-2.fc7 xen-3.1.0-2.fc7 vnc-4.1.2-18.fc7 How reproducible: Steps to Reproduce: 1. See above. 2. 3. Actual results: New domain, black console window - failed installation. Expected results: New domain, active console that allows the installation to complete. Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2007-09-06 23:24:27 EDT
I'm afraid this bug is a fatal problem in the Fedora 7 installation media. The bare metal F7 install kernel fails under Xen :-( If you need to install F7 then you'll have to use paravirt instead I'm afraid. Since the bug was in the install media there's no way to provide an updated kernel with a fix, and we've been unable to do a workaround hack in Xen itself. If you don't want paravirt, then another option again is to use KVM instead of Xen, which isn't impacted by the bug in F7 kernels. I'd recommend Xen paravirt for performance though.
Comment 2 Adam Greenberg 2007-09-06 23:39:29 EDT
Thanks for the information. I successfully created a paravirt fc7 guest. When I try kvn though, I cannot get passed the vncpasswd problem (even if that is not the cause). It get that error (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=253371) regardless of the guest OS type that I try (fc7 suse, etc).