Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1012119
RHEL 5 VM hangs on startup without emulate_invalid_guest=0
Last modified: 2014-06-18 04:47:45 EDT
I had my RHEL 5 guest hang on boot before nash. Attempting to reinstall also hung after LILO on a black screen with a blinking cursor. Re-inserting kvm_intel with emulate_invalid_guest_state fixed this.
Can you try kernel-3.12 from rawhide on the host?
Also please provide:
sudo virsh dumpxml $vmname (if using libvirt)
There's a kernel (kvm) bug tracking similar issues, which claims that 3.13 should be all fixed here (which is in rawhide). Duping to that
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 967652 ***