Bug 740963 - Boot menu does not work for selecting between 2 hard disks
Summary: Boot menu does not work for selecting between 2 hard disks
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-09-23 22:51 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2013-02-15 02:20 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-11 22:51:18 UTC

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Description Adam Williamson 2011-09-23 22:51:52 UTC
qemu has a 'boot menu' feature which you can enable in virt-manager, which purportedly lets you select a boot device by pressing f12 shortly after startup.

For me, the 'press f12' prompt shows, and if I hit f12 I get a menu, but it seems to ignore whatever choice I make. Specifically, if I have a VM with two hard disks, both bootable, and I hit f12 and select the second hard disk, it still boots from the first.

Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-03-15 17:55:45 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2012-07-10 10:51:56 UTC
This might actually be a virt-manager defect, not actually marking both disks as bootable. Will need to confirm

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Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2013-02-11 22:51:18 UTC
This seems to work fine for me on F18, so closing as WORKSFORME. Adam, please reopen if you still have issues, there's a few variables here.

Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2013-02-15 02:20:08 UTC
Haven't checked recently, when the need arises again, we'll find out :)

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