Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 823094
F17-beta install on KVM virtual machine doesn't detect video
Last modified: 2013-08-01 09:30:30 EDT
Created attachment 585522 [details]
F17 beta DVD boot with default option
Description of problem:
Fedora 17-beta install from x86_64 F17 DVD iso into a Fedora 14 hosted (x86_64) KVM virtual machine (qemu-kvm-0.13.0-1.fc14.x86_64) will not detect the virtual hardware graphics 'card' so it will not use the graphical installer, nor will it install the X/windowing system or any graphical components.
The installer shows several errors on a white background (screenshot attached), finally detailing that is unable to start X and it is falling back to text mode. The installer *will* install in graphical mode, and install all graphical components if the install option 'Toubleshooting -> Install Fedora in basic graphics mode' is used.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17-beta x86_64 install DVD
Every time tried.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create KVM virtual machine with 250GB HDD space and attach F17 install DVD iso
2. Boot virtual machine to DVD with 'Install or upgrade Fedora' option
Installs without detecting graphics, installs in text mode.
Detects graphics from virtual hardware, installs with graphical installer and package set should include X/windowing system and associated packages.
The installer will use the virtual hardware graphics by using the install option 'Toubleshooting -> Install Fedora in basic graphics mode'.
Created attachment 585523 [details]
X.org log file from failed graphics detection install
Attached X.org log file copied off the system after graphical install failed to start.
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