Bug 625668 - Windows guest stops at "Booting from hard disk" after installation
Windows guest stops at "Booting from hard disk" after installation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Justin M. Forbes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-20 00:27 EDT by Mark Wu
Modified: 2013-01-09 06:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-28 10:21:53 EDT
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Description Mark Wu 2010-08-20 00:27:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Windows guest stops at "Booting from hard disk" after installation. However, ff booting from CD and no any key pressed, it can boot into the guest system.

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

How reproducible:
Almost each time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install windows 2003 guest
2. Boot the guest from hard disk after installation
Actual results:
Stop at "Booting from hard disk" in the screen.

Expected results:
Boot successfully from hard disk.

Additional info:
The command line of qemu-kvm
/usr/bin/qemu-kvm -S -M fedora-13 -cpu core2duo,+x2apic -enable-kvm -m 1800 -smp 1,sockets=1,cores=1,threads=1 -name rhevm -uuid 7f49b6a5-e31f-0bc7-6d37-8bd5cb9ce961 -nodefaults -chardev socket,id=monitor,path=/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/rhevm.monitor,server,nowait -mon chardev=monitor,mode=readline -rtc base=localtime -boot c -drive file=/var/lib/libvirt/en_win_srv_2003_r2_enterprise_with_sp2_vl_cd1.iso,if=none,media=cdrom,id=drive-ide0-1-0 -device ide-drive,bus=ide.1,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-1-0,id=ide0-1-0 -drive file=/var/lib/libvirt/images/rhevm-1.img,if=none,id=drive-ide0-0-0,boot=on,format=raw -device ide-drive,bus=ide.0,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-0-0,id=ide0-0-0 -device rtl8139,vlan=0,id=net0,mac=52:54:00:8a:b3:4e,bus=pci.0,addr=0x5 -net tap,fd=58,vlan=0,name=hostnet0 -chardev pty,id=serial0 -device isa-serial,chardev=serial0 -usb -device usb-tablet,id=input0 -vnc -k en-us -vga std -device AC97,id=sound0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x6 -device virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x3

The qemu thread gets stuck in syscall ioctl, which indicates it keeps running some code in guest.

#strace -p 12246
Process 12246 attached - interrupt to quit
rt_sigtimedwait([BUS RT_6], 0x7f3054550c30, {0, 0}, 8) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
rt_sigpending([ALRM])                   = 0
futex(0x85eec0, FUTEX_WAKE_PRIVATE, 1)  = 1
ioctl(12, KVM_RUN
Comment 1 Mark Wu 2010-08-20 00:30:24 EDT
I added some debug code in seabios and found that it should have jumped to 0x7c00 to run bootloader already.  Run fixboot/fixmbr in windows repair console, it didn't help either.
Comment 2 Sahil Ahuja 2010-10-03 08:24:11 EDT
I am facing the same problem. However, I am not able to boot even after booting from CD with no key pressed.

I am only able to do the windows install. But after that, on booting the second time, it gets stuck at "Booting from hard disk"
Comment 3 Sumit Bose 2010-10-08 08:45:03 EDT
I am seeing the same problem, but only with NTFS. If I install Windows with FAT32 the system boots without any problems.
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