Bug 549290 - BIOS update causes Vista bluescreen
Summary: BIOS update causes Vista bluescreen
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bochs-bios   
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Version: 11
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Glauber Costa
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 555951 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-12-21 08:18 UTC by Ralf Ertzinger
Modified: 2010-06-28 15:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 15:34:49 UTC
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Description Ralf Ertzinger 2009-12-21 08:18:20 UTC
Description of problem:

Running a previously installed (and running) VM with Vista in it causes Vista to bluescreen very early in the boot process with "STOP: 0x0000005c". Booting the install CD does the same thing.

A downgrade to 2.3.8-0.6.git04387139e3b.fc11 fixes this.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 2.3.8-0.9.git04387139e3b.fc11
2. Boot installed Vista (or boot Vista install CD)
Actual results:
Bluescreen early in boot

Expected results:
Normal boot

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jan ONDREJ 2009-12-21 17:34:09 UTC
Same problem for me with Windows Server 2008. After downgrade it works for me too.
Windows Server 2003 works without problem.

Any chance to fix this?

Comment 2 Nathan Watson 2010-01-16 02:02:10 UTC
*** Bug 555951 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Jan ONDREJ 2010-01-16 19:17:29 UTC
Any chance to get older BIOS back in Fedora stable?

Comment 4 Jaroslav Sykora 2010-01-20 09:38:42 UTC
Same issue here with Vista in QEMU-KVM. I 'solved' it for myself by:
yum downgrade bochs-bios-2.3.8-0.6.git04387139e3b.fc11

and added to /etc/yum/yum.conf:
exclude=bochs-bios.noarch 0:2.3.8-0.9.git04387139e3b.fc11

Please, just restore the older bios.

Comment 5 Kenni Lund 2010-01-23 16:59:27 UTC
Just upgraded a Fedora 11 host today. After rebooting the host, a Win2008 guest didn't boot (BSOD with "STOP: 0x0000005c"), while a Win2003 guest and a lot of Linux guests booted without any issues.

Downgrading to bochs-bios.noarch 2.3.8-0.6.git04387139e3b.fc11 made the Win2008 guest boot as well.

Comment 6 Arthur Pemberton 2010-02-21 08:21:25 UTC
Thanks to Kenni Lund for posting this, I had the same problem with Windows Server 2008, `yum downgrade bochs-bios` solved it.

And thanks to the admins for letting Google index Bugzilla. I thought this was a Windows problem.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 11:36:25 UTC
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Comment 8 Arthur Pemberton 2010-05-08 06:22:05 UTC
What's the status of this? I'm still having to --exlucde=boch-bios

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 15:34:49 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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