Bug 454201 - qemu -M isapc does not show the virtual machine
qemu -M isapc does not show the virtual machine
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Glauber Costa
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-06 10:55 EDT by Luis
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:14 EST (History)
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Description Luis 2008-07-06 10:55:11 EDT
Description of problem:

qemu states that the supported machines are pc and isapc. Howerver, with the
option -M isapc, the guess machine is not visualized (I do not know if it is
booting or not). It appears a window with the qemu monitor on the first virtual
console crt-alt-1

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot any old image or a new created one with the option -M isapc
Actual results:

It appear the qemu mooniot without chance to change to the guess OS

Expected results:

The guess OS being booted
Comment 1 Luis 2008-11-25 17:46:39 EST
The same problem happens with the version in fedora 10.

Here it is even worse, because you cannot install the package of fc8 without tricks or recompilling due to the new libraries gnutls.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2009-05-07 08:12:44 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2009-05-07 12:38:19 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 4 Chris Lalancette 2009-10-29 06:28:38 EDT
This is quite an old bug report, so sorry about that.  The problem is that I don't quite understand what the problem is.  What are you doing, and what are you expecting to happen?  For instance, I was able to do:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/foo bs=1M count=2000
# qemu -M isapc -hda /tmp/foo -cdrom /path/to/RHL-7.0.iso

(this was on Fedora 11, with qemu 0.10.6-7).

And successfully install RHL 7.0.  What is the exact command you are using, and what do you expect to happen?

Chris Lalancette
Comment 5 Luis 2009-11-08 19:11:34 EST
At that point you are really booting from the cd, so I would expect to work. Can you boot the created virtual machine with the -M isapc option?

Anyway, I do not use Fedora anymore and I migrated my virtual machines, so I cannot test this problem to see if it still happens.
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