Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460491
X fails to start in i386 guest running on x86_64 host
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:10:21 EDT
Description of problem:
I am attempting to install the i386 version of RHEL-5.2 in a KVM guest running on a Fedora 9, x86_64 host.
At the point where anaconda attempts to start X, it fails and falls back to text-only mode.
If I instead use the x86_64 RHEL-5.2 anaconda, X starts fine.
So it looks like some i686-on-x86_64 problem with KVM/Cirrus
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. virt-install --location http://your-install-server/rhel5_u2-server-x86_64/disc1/ --hvm --file /dev/HostVG/rhel5xen30 --ram 600 --name rhel5xen30 --vnc --accelerate -k en-us --network network:default
2. Step through anaconda
Fails to start X, and goes to text mode
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