Bug 555951 - cannot boot previously working Windows2008-64-bit VM or attempt to install new one
cannot boot previously working Windows2008-64-bit VM or attempt to install ne...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 549290
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: 2010-01-15 19:18 EST by Nathan Watson
Modified: 2010-01-15 21:02 EST (History)
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virt-manager console screen showing Windows bluescreen (49.47 KB, image/jpeg)
2010-01-15 19:20 EST, Nathan Watson
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Description Nathan Watson 2010-01-15 19:18:36 EST
Description of problem:

  * Using libvirt/qemu/kvm on Fedora 11 x86_64 (8 process)
  * Two symptoms ...
    * a previously installed "Windows Server 2008 64-bit" machine I'll
      call VM_1 no longer works and bluescreens during startup
      (was installed under Fedora 11 libvirt/qemu)
    * an attempt to install a new "Windows Server 2008 64-bit" machine
      I'll call VM_2 does not work and bluescreens in the same
      way as the previously existing machine ... I'll call this
      VM_2 (again, attempt is with Fedora 11 libvirt/qemu)
  * Both these VMs were installed in past or were to be installed
    from Windows media listed here:
      [_MASTER_ root@porta01 ~]# virsh dumpxml JanelazChefe_aV1 | grep '.iso'
          <source file='/opt/standard_downloads/ThirdParty/Microsoft/OperatingSystems/en_windows_server_2008_datacenter_enterprise_standard_without_hyperv_x64_dvd_X14-27010.iso'/>
      [_MASTER_ root@porta01 ~]#
  * A Windows XP VM (not sure whether 32-bit or 64-bit, I believe
    32-bit) did not suffer same badness after upgrade to
    Fedora 11's kernel/libvirt/qemu at some point

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

    [_MASTER_ root@porta01 ~]# rpm -qa | egrep "(kernel|libvirt|qemu|kvm)" | sort
    kernel-   <-- others installed, this is the one in use
    [_MASTER_ root@porta01 ~]#

How reproducible:

    Always reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure above components installed
2. Make sure have previously good running Windows Server 2008 64-bit VM
3. Define new attempted Windows Server 2008 64-bit VM
4. Use hardware KVM acceleration
5. Try to start up previously good VM or run new VM
6. Get bluescreen
   (NOTE:  sample VM definition below)
Actual results:

  Get bluescreen with "STOP: 0x0000005C ..." message

Expected results:

  VM's should run

Additional info:


[_MASTER_ root@porta01 ~]# virsh dumpxml AzosrWaipio_aV2
<!-- NOTE:  using 'F12' at bootup to manually switch to CD/DVD
     boot instead of hard drive for case where trying to install
     Windows OS -->
<domain type='kvm'>
  <uuid>bla bla bla</uuid>
  <vcpu>1</vcpu>  <!-- NOTE:  even happens in single-CPU case -->
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc'>hvm</type>
    <boot dev='hd'/>  <!-- NOTE:  manually switching to DVD bootup if trying to install -->
  <clock offset='utc'/>
    <emulator>/usr/bin/qemu-kvm</emulator> <!-- using KVM -->
    <disk type='block' device='disk'>
      <source dev='/dev/NoRaidVolGroupC/AzosrWaipio_aV2_RootFs'/>
      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <source file='/opt/standard_downloads/ThirdParty/Microsoft/OperatingSystems/en_windows_server_2008_datacenter_enterprise_standard_without_hyperv_x64_dvd_X14-27010.iso'/>
      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
    <interface type='network'>
      <mac address='54:52:00:13:dc:61'/>
      <source network='azosr'/>
      <target dev='vnet0'/>
    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
    <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' keymap='en-us'/>
[_MASTER_ root@porta01 ~]#
Comment 1 Nathan Watson 2010-01-15 19:20:49 EST
Created attachment 384747 [details]
virt-manager console screen showing Windows bluescreen
Comment 2 Nathan Watson 2010-01-15 21:02:10 EST
After further search, I found bug 549290 (BIOS update causes Vista bluescreen).

Following the suggested remedy there and downgrading from
bochs-bios-2.3.8-0.9.git04387139e3b.fc11.noarch to bochs-bios-2.3.8-0.6.git04387139e3b.fc11.noarch solved the immediate problem.

I'm marking this a duplicate of the other bug.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 549290 ***

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