Bug 859017 - Unable to boot Fedora 17, Fedora 16 (updates) and Fedora 18
Unable to boot Fedora 17, Fedora 16 (updates) and Fedora 18
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 839156
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: qemu-kvm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Virtualization Maintenance
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Reported: 2012-09-20 07:18 EDT by Michal Fojtik
Modified: 2012-09-24 15:24 EDT (History)
11 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-09-24 14:41:37 EDT
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2012-09-20 07:19 EDT, Michal Fojtik
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Description Michal Fojtik 2012-09-20 07:18:45 EDT
Description of problem:

I'm not able to boot to the anaconda for these OS:

* Fedora 16 (when installing using fedora-updates repo)

Machine will stuck right after reboot, just blank screen with '_' character
in VNC session. The CPU usage of KVM on hypervisor is 100%.

* Fedora 17 (netinstall)

Machine is stuck in booting (see attached screenshot)

* Fedora 18 (netinstall)

Same story as Fedora 17

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEV-M 3.1 (si18.1)
qemu-kvm-rhev (, 2.295.el6_3.2)
qemu-kvm (, 2.295.el6_3.2)

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Upload ISO image for Fedora netinstall (F17, F18)
2. Create VM, 15 GB thin provisioning, 1 virtio NIC
3. Boot machine
4. Start VNC session
5. Remove quite boot option in boot splash screen
6. Boot.
Actual results:

See screenshot. For all these tree issues, the CPU load of qemu process is 100%.

Expected results:

Fedora should boot.
Comment 1 Michal Fojtik 2012-09-20 07:19:13 EDT
Created attachment 614854 [details]
Screenshot from VNC session
Comment 2 Itamar Heim 2012-09-20 07:35:34 EDT
can you boot them from virt-manager/plain qemu-kvm?
Comment 3 Simon Grinberg 2012-09-24 10:58:19 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> Created attachment 614854 [details]
> Screenshot from VNC session

You are trying netinstall, could it be that the NetInstall has a reduced drivers set that do not support virtio net?

Did you try with alternative network cards?
Comment 4 Michal Fojtik 2012-09-24 12:12:29 EDT
Yes, I tried all network cards and also I tried the standard Live installation CD. All with no success :-(
Comment 5 Simon Grinberg 2012-09-24 13:41:33 EDT
I've just tested on my setup with Fedora 16 live CD, it's the same. 

Moving this bug to qemu.
Comment 7 Andrew Cathrow 2012-09-24 14:41:37 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 839156 ***

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