Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437810
does not display syslinux prompt -- or interface upon TAB
Last modified: 2013-03-13 16:41:06 EDT
Description of problem: when I create a VM via virt-manager, the last step is to
run virt-viewer on that new system as it boots. However, I don't see any
syslinux output. That makes it hard to append " ks=http://long-url..." when you
can't see what you're typing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
2.as image, choose /var/lib/libvirt/images/Fedora-8-x86_64-rescuecd.iso,
though any would probably do.
3.as file location, use /var/lib/libvirt/images/dd.img
4. hit FINISH, then in the virt-viewer window, once it goes blank, hit TAB
I see the "hit F10 for boot menu", but get 60 seconds of blank screen after
that, during which I can hit TAB to talk to syslinux, and can hit "ENTER" (if I
want to start the boot process), or blindly type " ks=http://whatever". If I
don't type anything, syslinux times out and starts the usual boot process.
To see a prompt, as well as what I type, after hitting TAB.
Using kvm? If so, this is the bug I forwarded to upstream last week. Holding
shift while syslinux comes up will leave you at the text mode version
Yes to kvm. I confirm that holding down SHIFT works. Thanks!
Okay, I'll either get the underlying bug fixed or we'll revert back to Cirrus
for video by default for the final.
Back to cirrus by default for now
Rawhide switched back to cirrus driver, so closing this bug.