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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. place an installation ISO in cdrom drive
2. qemu-kvm -m 512 -hda zbr.img -cdrom /dev/sr0 -boot d
Look a BIOS screen as host starts booting, after installation DVD starts booting in the VM.
Running a VM as usual.
A BIOS fix was posted by Dell which solves this issue. Must upgrade to BIOS version A10.