Bug 588151 - Instant reboot loading a kvm VM
Summary: Instant reboot loading a kvm VM
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kvm
Version: 12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Glauber Costa
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-02 21:21 UTC by Rui Miguel Seabra
Modified: 2010-07-06 16:31 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-07-06 16:31:48 UTC
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Description Rui Miguel Seabra 2010-05-02 21:21:08 UTC
Description of problem:

Launching a VM with installation, either with virt-manager or qemu-kvm directly, results in instant reboot of host OS.

Trying to install a RHEL 5.4 DVD into a kvm guest with:

qemu-kvm -m 512 -hda zbr.img -cdrom /dev/sr0 -boot d

... results in an instant reboot to bios just a few seconds with no particular messages visible in /var/log/

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

Ever since I installed Fedora 12 on this machine (see http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_9bbf2689-a197-4924-8b5e-c32bc4d0172b ), up to currently with 

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. place an installation ISO in cdrom drive
2. qemu-kvm -m 512 -hda zbr.img -cdrom /dev/sr0 -boot d
Actual results:

Look a BIOS screen as host starts booting, after installation DVD starts booting in the VM.

Expected results:

Running a VM as usual.

Additional info:


Comment 1 Rui Miguel Seabra 2010-07-06 16:31:48 UTC
A BIOS fix was posted by Dell which solves this issue. Must upgrade to BIOS version A10.

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