Bug 611065 - Cannot install Windows
Cannot install Windows
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 579348
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-03 07:46 EDT by Michael Monreal
Modified: 2010-08-31 08:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-31 08:35:18 EDT
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2010-08-31 08:01 EDT, Michael Monreal
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Description Michael Monreal 2010-07-03 07:46:29 EDT
On Fedora 13 (virt-manager 0.8.4) I am unable to install Windows XP and Windows 7 using KVM.

XP: boots into text installer and hangs on "Setup is starting Windows"
7: hangs on graphical "Starting Windows..."

The host system has a Core 2 Duo T7250 CPU. Both OS installed and worked perfectly using virt-manager on Fedora 12 on this machine.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2010-08-21 17:52:59 EDT
I think this might have been related to CPU model defaults we were using in virtinst, a change that has now been reverted. Are you still seeing the issue? If so, please reopen the bug with the output of virt-manager --debug (or virt-install --debug).
Comment 2 Michael Monreal 2010-08-31 07:34:57 EDT
Tested using python-virtinst-0.500.4-1.fc13 and virt-manager-0.8.4-2.fc13.noarch. Installation seems to complete successfully, but on first boot I get:

Booting from Hard Disk...

A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Reopening, will do a --debug installation now and attach the log, not sure if that will show the problem though
Comment 3 Michael Monreal 2010-08-31 08:01:10 EDT
Created attachment 442162 [details]

Re-run the installation of XP SP3. The setup process was successful.

This portion of the Setup has completed successfully.

If there is a floppy disk in drive A:, remove it.

To restart your computer, press ENTER.
When your computer restarts, Setup will continue.

...but instead, it shows the error posted above.

Here's the log.
Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2010-08-31 08:35:18 EDT
Now you are hitting a QEMU bug :(

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 579348 ***

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