Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248398
fully virtualized hvm domain hangs during install
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:53:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Using either virt-install or virt-manager to create a new HVM domain
does not complete. The VNC window opened by the installer contains a
blank, black screen. Closing the window prints this error:
"Domain installation still in progress. You can reconnect
to the console to complete the installation process."
The virtual console is also blank, and `virsh console hvm` prints
nothing and waits. The assigned cpu is pegged until the vm is deleted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo virt-install --debug --vnc -v -n hvm -r 500 -f /dev/vg0/hvm -s 4 -c
2. (or the equivalent using virt-manager gui)
No available console and cpu pegged.
New HVM domain ready for install.
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz
stepping : 11
cpu MHz : 2992.502
cache size : 4096 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 1
core id : 0
cpu cores : 1
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush
dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor
ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips : 7485.95
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
Created attachment 159348 [details]
output of `sudo virsh dumpxml hvm`
Id Name State
0 Domain-0 running
11 hvm running
This seems to be a problem that appeared when the bootloader on the Fedora
install disk was changed to run some code in 32-bit mode. Patches were sent to
xen upstream, but it wasn't included yet on Fedora (it seems to be present on
Do you have a Fedora Core 6 install disk, just to check if it is really that
problem? If FC-6 install disk boots, we know what the problem is. If FC-6
doesn't boot, it is probably a different problem (that will need more
Created attachment 195201 [details]
Fix for the bug
Attached patch that should be added to xen package. Backport of xen-unstable
The hypervisor-side of the fix for this was added to Rawhide and F-7.
- Rawhide: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=158092
- F-7: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=158088
The Rawhide package should be available soon after the build task finishes.
The F-7 fix will go to the next F-7 kernel-xen update.
The patch attached to this bug needs to be added to the 'xen' package, to
complete the fix.
Reassigning to Daniel Berrange, for the 'xen' package side of the fix.
kernel-xen-2.6-2.6.20-2936.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-xen-2.6-2.6.20-2936.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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