Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453430
libvirt: grub on installed 64bit virtual machine fails with Error 18
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:50:38 EST
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Description of problem:
After updating to libvirt-0.4.3-1.fc8 I can not boot the virtual machine running SLES10 64bit. I am using qemu-kvm
When the virtual machine booted up initially it was showing the grub prompt - not the grub menu. I boot up from the rescue CD and reinstall grub. Then at subsequent boot-ups the grub fails with Error 18.
Note that this only happens on the 64bit guest. I also run 32bit guest and did not exhibit this problem.
Downgrading to libvirt-0.4.2-1.fc8 fixes the problem. Note that this is a test environment needed in my work environment so please request all logs at once (I will have to upgrade, collect the logs, and then downgrade to continue working)
Host kernel is 18.104.22.168-27.fc8
Guest is installed on 15GB lvm2 partition
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 1
GNU GRUB 0.97
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a 64bit OS
2.update libvirt with latest update
3.boot the VM
Grub errors on the guest
guest should boot up
Please try with 0.4.4-1.fc8 it's available in the testing repository,
I have updated to the latest version but the problem persists.
I suspect this could well be a result of the CDROM boot problem described in bug
Please re-test with the packages available there. You may find you need to start
from scratch - the GRUB install you did from rescueCD may be totally broken &
need to be re-done
Just one note,
I am able to boot from 64bit bootable cdrom so I do not think this one is
related with 452355. It is the already installed guest 64bit guest that does not
boot. I even removed the cdrom from the guest configuration but the problem remains
Just an update
problem persists with libvirt-0.4.4-2.fc8
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