Hoping to do some easy Rawhide testing, I downloaded http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/desktop/desktop-i386-20090916.16.iso and following the instructions at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing/qemu#Testing_ISO_Images ran "qemu -cdrom desktop-i386-20090916.16.iso". It got past the grub phase, but even after leaving it alone while running errands around town, it never got to the login screen. When I returned, the virtual screen was blank, but if I hit Enter, a pure white bar appeared at the bottom, ending in "Fedora 11.91". qemu was using 100% of the CPU with no visual indication it was making any progress.
Host version: qemu-0.10.6-5.fc11.i586
What happens if you remove "rhgb quiet" from the kernel option line?
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Screenshot 1 from first run
I did two runs, both of which produced output that scrolled off the virtual screen. I have two screenshots of each.
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Screenshot 2 from first run
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Screenshot 1 from second run
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Screenshot 2 from second run
I forgot to mention, these two runs were with F12-Snap3-i686-Live.iso.
Can you capture the full output by adding '-serial file:<filename>' to the qemu options and then adding 'console=ttyS0' to the kernel boot options (still removing 'rhgb quiet')?
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Serial console output from desktop-i386-20090921.16.iso run
Aha, I was hoping there was a way to do that.
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Serial console output from F12-Snap3-i686-Live.iso
This fails in a different way. I let this run for about 2.5 hours; the last few lines printed took many minutes.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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Serial console output from desktop-i386-20100224.18.iso, qemu-0.11.0-13.fc12.i686
Testing more recent releases, I'm still unable to run desktop-i386-20100224.18.iso (Fedora 14 Rawhide) under qemu-0.11.0-13.fc12.i686 (kernel-2.6.33-0.47.rc8.git1.fc13.i686)
I'm getting lots of errors like:
udevd: worker  unexpectedly returned with status 0x0100
Full serial console output attached.
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