Bug 526243

Summary: Guest PXE booting doesn't work when using ne2k_pci NIC model
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost>
Component: qemuAssignee: Mark McLoughlin <markmc>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 11CC: berrange, dwmw2, gcosta, itamar, jaswinder, jforbes, markmc, quintela, virt-maint
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: 0.10.6-7.fc11 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Eduardo Habkost 2009-09-29 09:00:47 EDT
Created attachment 363003 [details]
screenshot of guest trying to boot via PXE

Description of problem:
If using the ne2k_pci NIC model on the guest, PXE booting doesn't work with the packaged etherboot ROM image.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
[root@mf11 ~]# cat /tmp/pxe
<domain type='qemu'>
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc'>hvm</type>
    <boot dev='network'/>
  <clock offset='utc'/>
    <interface type='bridge'>
      <mac address='54:52:00:29:2c:5b'/>
      <source bridge='breth0'/>
      <model type='ne2k_pci'/>
    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
    <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' listen=''/>

[root@mf11 ~]# virsh define /tmp/pxe
Domain pxe defined from /tmp/pxe

[root@mf11 ~]# virsh start pxe
Domain pxe started

Actual results:
The etherboot ROM doesn't find the expected NIC. See screenshot.

Expected results:
PXE booting works.

Additional info:
The pxe-ne2k_pci ROM image for Qemu must point to rtl8029.zrom, not ne.zrom. ne.zrom is for ISA NICs.
Comment 1 Eduardo Habkost 2009-09-29 09:06:35 EDT
I noticed this on Fedora 11, but it seems to be present on Fedora 12 and Rawhide, unless the gPXE ne.rom image works for ne2k_pci (which I doubt). From Rawhide qemu.spec:

pxe_link() {
  ln -s ../gpxe/$2.rom %{buildroot}%{_datadir}/%{name}/pxe-$1.bin
pxe_link ne2k_pci ne
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2009-10-01 14:14:21 EDT
So, we need an update to:

  1) change 'pxe_link ne2k_pci ne' to 'pxe_link ne2k_pci rtl8029'

  2) make qemu-system-x86 require a version of etherboot-zroms-kvm which 
     contains the rtl8029; perhaps it makes sense to just change to file based
     requires ...
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2009-10-05 10:40:49 EDT
Building this for f11:

* Mon Oct  5 2009 Mark McLoughlin <markmc@redhat.com> - 2:0.10.6-7
- Use rtl8029 PXE rom for ne2k_pci, not ne (#526243)
- Also, replace the etherboot-zroms-kvm pkg requires with file-based requires
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-10-06 04:22:08 EDT
qemu-0.10.6-7.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-10-06 23:15:04 EDT
qemu-0.10.6-7.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update qemu'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-10314
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-10-20 20:56:58 EDT
qemu-0.10.6-7.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.