Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 600257
Cannot boot live CD, hangs in boot process
Last modified: 2010-07-28 11:25:24 EDT
On a Fedora 13 system with the packages listed below I am unable to boot a newly created VM with the Fedroa 13 final live CD.
The grub menu is diisplayed correctly, however after that, the boot seems to get stuck on a black screen with just a "_" or "-" character in what looks like line 4.
I installed the latest packages from the testing repository after running into problems first but they didn't help.
The live CD is i686 just like the host system.
I now tried to boot the latest bfo.iso and it hangs after "Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... OK"
Does the CD boot on a physical machine? How about:
qemu-system-x86 -cdrom ISO and
qemu-kvm -cdrom ISO
Can you provide sudo virsh dumpxml $VMNAME ?
qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom f13.iso => works but very slow
qemu-kvm -cdrom f13.iso => works and is fast
So I guess we can rule out Qemu or KVM as the problem.
I'll attach the XML in a minute
Created attachment 422663 [details]
sample vm config xml
I tried about every stable and testing update of the virt* stack and it's still all the same. Things work fine from the console using qemu-kvm directly, but the virt* tools seem to be horribly broken in F13 :(
Currently installed packages:
Hmm, can you pull python-virtinst from updates testing, and recreate the livecd VM? I'll try to reproduce this.
If you can still reproduce after the update, please attach the new XML. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #7)
> Hmm, can you pull python-virtinst from updates testing, and recreate the livecd
> VM? I'll try to reproduce this.
Wow... looks like I missed a testing update for once and this one fixed the problem :)
At least I can boot F13 and Ubuntu 10.04 live isos just fine again now, so I guess we can close this.