Bug 470388 - kvm: syslinux's "boot from local drive" doesn't work with virtio
kvm: syslinux's "boot from local drive" doesn't work with virtio
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kvm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Glauber Costa
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-06 17:45 EST by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:16 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:46:11 EST
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Description Bill Nottingham 2008-11-06 17:45:59 EST
Description of problem:

They don't show up in the initial boot device list, although I can select
'Hard drive' under the boot menu.

If I boot from an installer CD, and select 'boot from local drive', the virtio disk isn't found.

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

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2008-11-07 05:42:42 EST
Yeah, the BIOS doesn't have support for virtio so we use the extboot option ROM to boot from virtio ... you get that loaded by specifying -drive ...,boot=on
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2008-11-11 12:26:03 EST
To elaborate on the 'boot from local drive' - selecting that in isolinux/syslinux yields:

Booting from local disk...
FATAL: No bootable device.bb
Comment 3 Glauber Costa 2008-11-25 19:30:29 EST

mind sharing your command line? I'm getting variable results depending on how I test it, want to make sure I'm matching your configuration exactly.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:55:57 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2008-11-26 14:32:49 EST
/usr/bin/qemu-kvm -S -M pc -m 1000 -smp 1 -name aaargh -monitor pty -boot c -drive file=/var/lib/libvirt/images/boot.iso,if=ide,media=cdrom,index=2 -drive file=/var/lib/libvirt/images/aaargh.img,if=virtio,index=0,boot=on -net nic,macaddr=54:52:00:6d:c2:6a,vlan=0,model=virtio -net tap,fd=12,script=,vlan=0,ifname=vnet0 -serial pty -parallel none -usb -vnc -k en-us -soundhw es1370

(Launched via virt-manager.)
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:46:40 EST
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:46:11 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is 
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