Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 812313
Win7 installer fails to start, needs -no-kvm-irqchip to work
Last modified: 2013-07-11 14:50:36 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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)
the "Windows is loading files" screen appears, the progress bar gets filled to 100%, and then nothing happens
the installer switches to graphical mode and the installation goes on
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.
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win7 starts fine on F19 for me with no need for irqchip hacks, so closing as CURRENTRELEASE