Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 549489
cannot install RHEL 4 update 4 64 bit KVM
Last modified: 2010-12-03 20:23:18 EST
Description of problem:
On my fedora 12 opteron host system, if I run virt-manager and create
a new KVM machine, pointing at the boot.iso extracted from disc1.iso of
the 5 CD RHEL 4 update 4 set (x86_64 version), the kernel panics at or
before I get to the selection of HTTP install.
I always see messages about unstable clock source and driver hogging
interrupts before it does the panic and backtrace a little later.
On my fedora 11 xeon host system, I can install (using the same boot.iso
and selecting HTTP install) just fine. I have no idea if the problem is the
opteron host or the fedora 12 versus fedora 11 version of KVM.
The working fedora 11 system is running:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Crashes at some point every single time. I tried various kernel boot
options and the only thing most of them did was make it crash sooner.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Extract boot.iso from RHEL4-U4-x86_64-WS-disc1.iso
2. Try to define VM from it (saying OS is linux/RHEL4)
3. Watch kernel panic
I had an old xen based hvm image of rhel 4u4 which I tried to port to KVM,
and it would also not boot and got similar kernel panics (which is why I
was trying to reinstall).
I also tried copying the image file from the fedora 11 system to the
fedora 12 system and running it after I got it installed, and that
Created attachment 379702 [details]
xml dump of virtual machine
This is the "virsh dumpxml" of the working version from fedora 11. This is the
xml I used to define the machine on fedora 12 after copying the image.
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