Bug 460491 - X fails to start in i386 guest running on x86_64 host
X fails to start in i386 guest running on x86_64 host
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kvm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Glauber Costa
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Reported: 2008-08-28 07:31 EDT by Daniel Berrange
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:10 EDT (History)
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Description Daniel Berrange 2008-08-28 07:31:49 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

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How reproducible:

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
Actual results:
Fails to start X, and goes to text mode

Expected results:
Starts X

Additional info:
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