Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459050
10-alpha DVD.iso fails to install under qemu in virt-manager with 512M memory allocated
Last modified: 2009-02-16 15:32:23 EST
Description of problem:
10-alpha i386 DVD iso fails to install under qemu in virt-manager with 512M memory allocated (default alocation in virt-manager in F9). 1 G of memory is sufficient but I do not know what the minimum memory is.
Install fails during partitioning. If LVM is in use (default partitioning) then there is a traceback. If only ext3 and swap partitions are in use..fails with a can't stat device error.
Talking to wwoods, a netinstall using virt-manager with 512M allocated works for him. I have not completed a netinstall here myself yet...in the process of doing so..but the network is slow.
Should an iso image based install require more allocated memory?
take dvd.iso from f10-alpha torrent, use it as the install image in virt-manager with qemu on F9.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose all defaults allocations in virt-manager, create virtual disk image of 5G or more.
2. Choose all defaults in f10-alpha installer including partitioning
3. Watch the traceback message
4. redo with 1 G of memory allocated in virt-manager's dialogs
5. Install proceeds cleanly.
512M memory should be enough for the installer to partition the virtual drive image.
I'll be adding some screenshots captured from virt-manager trying to install the f10-alpha dvd i386 iso to supplement this initial post.
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traceback console message screenshot for default partitioning
Screenshot of traceback with default partitioning under virt-manager qemu session with 512M allocated F10 alpha i386 DVD iso as installer media.
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Console F5 error message when using only ext3 and swap partitions
Console error message screenshot when using custom partitioning and 512M memory allocation.
Replaced the default LVM layout with swap and ext3 / and /boot partitions
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Graphical dialog error message with ext3 partitions
Here's the graphical dialog that goes along with the console error with ext3 only partitions.
Your first traceback should be fixed in anaconda-188.8.131.52-1. Please test again with that or later version and open new bugs for whatever other partitioning errors you find. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #4)
I'm not sure how to confirm the fix.. network install from rawhide fails to work under virt-manager.. installer fails to detect the network interface and asks me to select a network driver just after asking for the language and keyboard locale in the ncurses interface. I guess I should open a new bug on this new problem.
But even still... the f10alpha errors seems to depend on a difference between installing from an iso..versus installing from a network and I'm not sure how to test that again until the beta iso is released. Thoughts?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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