Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 845931
Guest fail to boot from hard disk correctly at the first time with gpxe if we select network in BIOS
Last modified: 2013-04-17 11:06:16 EDT
Description of problem:
Boot guest with gpxe in boot menu(F12), KVM cann't read hard disk correctly at the first time booting, after guest reboot (the second time) automatically, it then can boot from hard disk successfully.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# uname -r && rpm -q kvm
# rpm -qa | grep gpxe
# uname -r
almost every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1.prepare image installed with rhel5.9 64bit guest.
2.# alternatives --config qemu-pxe-roms
There are 2 programs which provide 'qemu-pxe-roms'.
* 1 /usr/share/etherboot
+ 2 /usr/share/gpxe
Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 2
3.boot rhel 5.9 64bit guest.
eg: # /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -m 2G -smp 2,cores=2,threads=1,sockets=1 -M rhel5.6.0 -cpu qemu64,+sse2 -name virtio_nic_test -drive file=/home/RHEL-Server-5.9-64-virtio.qcow2,format=qcow2,media=disk,if=virtio,cache=none,werror=stop,boot=on -uuid `uuidgen` -balloon virtio -monitor unix:/tmp/virt-nic-sluo,server,nowait -spice port=5931,disable-ticketing -qxl 1 -usbdevice tablet -soundhw ac97 -no-hpet -rtc-td-hack -no-kvm-pit-reinjection -monitor stdio -boot nc -net nic,vlan=0,model=virtio,macaddr=08:2E:5F:0A:0D:1B -net tap,sndbuf=0,vlan=0,script=/etc/qemu-ifup,downscript=no
4.press F12 and select "Network [gPXE (PCI 00:00.0)]" from boot menu.
after the step 4, guest fail to boot from hard disk at the first time with gpxe, it will reboot automatically. after rebooting, it then can boot from hard disk successfully.
guest should read hard disk correctly at the first time booting.
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