Bug 691991 - libvirt cannot recognize the right arch
libvirt cannot recognize the right arch
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-03-30 02:15 EDT by Hongqing Yang
Modified: 2011-03-30 12:36 EDT (History)
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Description Hongqing Yang 2011-03-30 02:15:17 EDT
Description of problem:
The host is i386, when a x86_64 guest is installing, it gives the following error:

This kernle requires an x86_64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.
unable to boot, please use a kernel approximate for your CPU.

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1. install F14 x86_64 with KVM on host i686
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Comment 1 Eric Blake 2011-03-30 12:36:00 EDT
qemu emulation might work, but there's no way that KVM can support an x86_64 guest on an i686 host.  However, the converse is possible: an x86_64 host can run both x86_64 and i686 guests.

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