Bug 437810

Summary: does not display syslinux prompt -- or interface upon TAB
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jim Meyering <meyering>
Component: kvmAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Jim Meyering 2008-03-17 11:21:09 EDT
Description of problem: when I create a VM via virt-manager, the last step is to
run virt-viewer on that new system as it boots.  However, I don't see any
syslinux output.  That makes it hard to append " ks=http://long-url..." when you
can't see what you're typing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
virt-viewer-0.0.3-1.fc9.x86_64

How reproducible: every time


Steps to Reproduce:
1.run virt-manager
2.as image, choose /var/lib/libvirt/images/Fedora-8-x86_64-rescuecd.iso,
though any would probably do. 
3.as file location, use /var/lib/libvirt/images/dd.img
4. hit FINISH, then in the virt-viewer window, once it goes blank, hit TAB

Actual results:
I see the "hit F10 for boot menu", but get 60 seconds of blank screen after
that, during which I can hit TAB to talk to syslinux, and can hit "ENTER" (if I
want to start the boot process), or blindly type " ks=http://whatever".  If I
don't type anything, syslinux times out and starts the usual boot process.

Expected results:
To see a prompt, as well as what I type, after hitting TAB.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-17 15:35:28 EDT
Using kvm?  If so, this is the bug I forwarded to upstream last week.  Holding
shift while syslinux comes up will leave you at the text mode version
Comment 2 Jim Meyering 2008-03-17 16:31:48 EDT
Yes to kvm.  I confirm that holding down SHIFT works.  Thanks!
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-17 17:58:23 EDT
Okay, I'll either get the underlying bug fixed or we'll revert back to Cirrus
for video by default for the final.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-01 12:23:49 EDT
Back to cirrus by default for now
Comment 5 Daniel Berrange 2008-04-21 22:24:46 EDT
Rawhide switched back to cirrus driver, so closing this bug.