Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 572259
instant reboot installing a VM with qemu-kvm
Last modified: 2010-11-03 17:15:18 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to install a CentOS 5 from CDROM into a KVM virtual machine causes host computer to instantly reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[rms@roque ~]$ cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora release 12 (Constantine)
[rms@roque ~]$ rpm -q kernel
[rms@roque ~]$ rpm -q qemu-kvm
Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo qemu-kvm -m 512 -hda centos5.img -cdrom /dev/cdrom -boot d
Guest console window opens, but a few seconds later there's an instant reboot of the host computer.
Running a VM, also without hurting the host OS.
Merely running "sudo qemu-kvm -m 512 -hda centos5.img" is also enough to to fire this bug.
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Needs a BIOS update after all, and I had forgotten about this F12 bug.
Related entry for F13 is, with the appropriate bug fix (BIOS update) https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=588151