Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 281701
Cannot boot installer under qemu/kvm (ACPI)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:15 EST
Description of problem:
Starting the current installer under qemu (and qemu-kvm) panics (attempting to
kill init) during boot, unless -no-acpi is passed to qemu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Rawhide boot image as of 2007-09-07
Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo qemu-kvm -hda disk.img -cdrom boot.iso -kernel vmlinuz -initrd initrd.img
Kernel panic in qemu console, starting at cpuidle_attach_driver
Installer to start, as it does if -no-acpi is added.
I have not yet tried this on real hardware.
On further investigation, the version in the boot image was 2.6.23-0.161.rc5.fc8
and the kernel changelog for kernel 2.6.23-0.164.rc5.fc8.i686 has fixed this.
This is fixed in the latest boot image (my mirror was stale). Sorry for the noise.