Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222972
kernel halts while booting in Virtual PC
Last modified: 2008-08-19 21:09:54 EDT
Description of problem:
While booting the RHEL Install DVD the kernel halts with an error. I have tried
to install RHEL into a Virtual PC guest on a Apple G5 system. Booting the kernel
with "linux noprobe acpi=off noapci mem=256M" halted the kernel right after the
first CPU was started. see screenshot below
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kenel 2.6 RHEL5rc1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start Virtual PC guest
2. hit return in RHEL installer
RHEL installer should start
This is on a Apple G5 Virtual PC guest.
Created attachment 145778 [details]
screenshot of halted kernel
Fedora-mostcurrent i386 Rescue CD boots and runs ok...
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This is emulation via virtual PC on a PPC mac. There is no way we can fix that
Proposing to document that it will not wokr.
Christoph, can you reproduce the original bug report with the latest VirtualPC
and the latest RHEL5 kernel? I've got the latest VirtualPC up and running on my
PowerBook G4 now, and am hoping to make some progress on this bug.
No, I have no license for the lates VirtualPC. From my point of view this bug
could be closed.
closed per customer request, see comment#12.