Bug 812313 - Win7 installer fails to start, needs -no-kvm-irqchip to work
Win7 installer fails to start, needs -no-kvm-irqchip to work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers
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Reported: 2012-04-13 06:55 EDT by Christophe Fergeau
Modified: 2013-07-11 14:50 EDT (History)
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Description Christophe Fergeau 2012-04-13 06:55:43 EDT
Description of problem:

When I try to start a VM with the win7 install iso, the installer freezes on the "Windows is loading files" screen

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. start a VM with qemu-kvm -m 1G -cdrom /home/teuf/isos/en_windows_7_enterprise_x86_dvd_x15-70745.iso (having a harddrive makes no difference) 

Actual results:
the "Windows is loading files" screen appears, the progress bar gets filled to 100%, and then nothing happens

Expected results:

the installer switches to graphical mode and the installation goes on

Additional info:

Adding -no-kvm-irqchip avoids this issue. I've reproduced this on 2 different machines (thinkpad x201 and t420). It happens too when using virt-install or virt-manager.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-04 00:12:46 EDT
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Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2013-07-11 14:50:36 EDT
win7 starts fine on F19 for me with no need for irqchip hacks, so closing as CURRENTRELEASE

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