Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 840087
Unable to boot rhev-hypervisor6.iso in virtual machine for testing.
Last modified: 2016-04-26 11:09:16 EDT
Description of problem:
At some point it has become impossible to boot the hypervisor ISO in a Virtual Machine, a common requirement for testing. When starting a virtual machine using the ISO the boot menu appears but the virtual machine becomes frozen on it as soon as an option is chosen. No further input appears to be accepted.
I've tested this both in virtual machines hosted on RHEV 3.0 and on my laptop with F17 (virt-manager etc.) to no avail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Test on rhev-hypervisor6-6.3-20120710.0.el6_3 build,if set console of server virtual Machine with protocol "VNC",can boot rhev-hypervisor6.iso in virtual machine,but failed with protocol "Spice"
(In reply to comment #4)
> Test on rhev-hypervisor6-6.3-20120710.0.el6_3 build,if set console of server
> virtual Machine with protocol "VNC",can boot rhev-hypervisor6.iso in virtual
> machine,but failed with protocol "Spice"
I switched mine to VNC (from SPICE) and still appear to have the same issue.
OK. I have done some further testing, I found that with the VNC display and the 'vga' graphics adaptor selected I got the same behaviour as with SPICE/'qxl' - the virtual machine froze.
If I switch the display type to VNC *and* the virtual graphics adaptor from 'qxl' to 'cirrus' the virtual machine boots correctly.
Looks like this is spice related so moving to spice-client. If it turns out that it needs a fix in rhev-h, please assign back
(In reply to comment #6)
> OK. I have done some further testing, I found that with the VNC display and
> the 'vga' graphics adaptor selected I got the same behaviour as with
> SPICE/'qxl' - the virtual machine froze.
> If I switch the display type to VNC *and* the virtual graphics adaptor from
> 'qxl' to 'cirrus' the virtual machine boots correctly.
looks like vgabios issue. Steve, could you post your seabios and vgabios versions from the hosts and name-version of RHEV-H bootloader?
On my desktop machine:
Most recent RHEV-H image I tested this on was this, so whatever bootloader was included in the image:
Reassigning to vgabios because both vga/vnc and qxl/spice combinations are affected.
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Workaround: Hit 'tab', remove "quiet" from the args, boot.
Reproduced this bug with vgabios-0.6b-3.6.el6.noarch.rpm
1. boot a guest with qxl+spice from ISO provided by rhev-hypervisor6-6.3-20121212.0.el6_3.noarch
2. at boot menu phase, hit enter on any option
Verified with vgabios-0.6b-3.7.el6.noarch. NO hang and installation could be finished with same steps above.
As per above, this issue has been fixed.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.
*** Bug 906697 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***