Bug 691991

Summary: libvirt cannot recognize the right arch
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Hongqing Yang <hoyang>
Component: libvirtAssignee: Daniel Veillard <veillard>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 14CC: aquini, berrange, clalance, crobinso, eblake, itamar, jforbes, laine, veillard, virt-maint
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Hongqing Yang 2011-03-30 02:15:17 EDT
Description of problem:
The host is i386, when a x86_64 guest is installing, it gives the following error:

This kernle requires an x86_64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.
unable to boot, please use a kernel approximate for your CPU.

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

libvirt-0.8.3-4.fc14.i686

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F14 x86_64 with KVM on host i686
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Comment 1 Eric Blake 2011-03-30 12:36:00 EDT
qemu emulation might work, but there's no way that KVM can support an x86_64 guest on an i686 host.  However, the converse is possible: an x86_64 host can run both x86_64 and i686 guests.