Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470388
kvm: syslinux's "boot from local drive" doesn't work with virtio
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:16:23 EDT
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):
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
To elaborate on the 'boot from local drive' - selecting that in isolinux/syslinux yields:
Booting from local disk...
FATAL: No bootable device.bb
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.
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:
/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 127.0.0.1:0 -k en-us -soundhw es1370
(Launched via virt-manager.)
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