Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 223916
Guest install of Windows Server 2003 requires manually rebooting into 2nd stage
Last modified: 2008-01-28 10:11:23 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #214707 +++
RHEL5.0.0 version of this bug is closed CURRENTRELEASE with documentation in the
release notes - this bug is to track the fix in 5.1.0.
Description of problem:
I'm attempting to install Windows Server 2003 EE SP1 as a guest on a fully-virt
RHEL5 Beta system.
The regular install is in two stages:
(i) stage 1 is a rather primitive text mode that asks a few questions, then lays
down a partition with a C:\ with some basic files on it. It then shuts down (I
believe it's asking the BIOS for a reboot)
(ii) stage 2 is a graphical installer that performs configuration and the rest
of the install
When I perform an install, stage 1 works, and it shuts down. When this happens
the graphical console window closes, and the guest disappears from
virt-manager's list of machines, and the following appears at the terminal
(32, 'Broken pipe')
I'd expect it to detect that a reboot was attempted (if indeed W2003 is asking
for this), and automatically reboot the guest system. The graphical console
window should stay open (preserving its location on my desktop) and I should be
able to continue the install.
The workaround for now is to type the following at the terminal:
xm create /etc/xen/<NAME-OF-GUEST-MACHINE>
and then "Open" the virtual machine
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 as guest
This was added to the GA release notes under "Known Issues":
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2006-12-14 23:33 EST --
Windows Server 2003 guest install bug: Installing Windows Server 2003 as a guest
on a fully virtualized Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.92 system ends unexpectedly
after completing the first stage of installation. When this happens, the
graphical console window closes, and the guest disappears from the Virtual
Machine Manager's list of machines, resulting in a Broken pipe error.
This issue will be resolved in an upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.92 update.
To work around this, use the following command at the terminal:
xm create /etc/xen/<name of guest machine>
Afterwards, open the virtual machine.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 223442 ***