Bug 588151

Summary: Instant reboot loading a kvm VM
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Rui Miguel Seabra <rms>
Component: kvmAssignee: Glauber Costa <gcosta>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 12CC: berrange, clalance, ehabkost, gcosta, markmc, quintela, virt-maint
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Description Rui Miguel Seabra 2010-05-02 17:21:08 EDT
Description of problem:

Launching a VM with installation, either with virt-manager or qemu-kvm directly, results in instant reboot of host OS.

Trying to install a RHEL 5.4 DVD into a kvm guest with:

qemu-kvm -m 512 -hda zbr.img -cdrom /dev/sr0 -boot d

... results in an instant reboot to bios just a few seconds with no particular messages visible in /var/log/

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

Ever since I installed Fedora 12 on this machine (see http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_9bbf2689-a197-4924-8b5e-c32bc4d0172b ), up to currently with 

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. place an installation ISO in cdrom drive
2. qemu-kvm -m 512 -hda zbr.img -cdrom /dev/sr0 -boot d
Actual results:

Look a BIOS screen as host starts booting, after installation DVD starts booting in the VM.

Expected results:

Running a VM as usual.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Rui Miguel Seabra 2010-07-06 12:31:48 EDT
A BIOS fix was posted by Dell which solves this issue. Must upgrade to BIOS version A10.