[fedora-virt] running Vista under KVM



On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 09:52 -0800, Wayne Feick wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 07:55 +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > Hi Wayne,
> >
> > On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 06:32 +0000, Wayne Feick wrote:
> > > I've been trying to experiment with running Vista under KVM today, but
> > > I'm running into a cryptic error message that doesn't mean much to me:
> > >
> > > Unable to complete install '<class 'libvirt.libvirtError'>
> > > internal error QEMU quit during console startup
> > >
> > > Traceback (most recent call last):
> > > File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 723,
> > > in do_install
> > > dom = guest.start_install(False, meter = meter)
> > > File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line
> > > 732, in start_install
> > > return self._do_install(consolecb, meter, removeOld, wait)
> > > File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line
> > > 767, in _do_install
> > > self.domain = self.conn.createLinux(install_xml, 0)
> > > File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 915,
> > > in createLinux
> > > if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainCreateLinux()
> > > failed', conn=self)
> > > libvirtError: internal error QEMU quit during console startup
> > >
> > > '
> >
> > See this page:
> >
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reporting_virtualization_bugs
> >
> > Is there anything interesting in the log in /var/log/libvirt/qemu?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mark.
> >
>
> Thanks, Mark. I was looking in /var/log/messages, but hadn't
> found /var/log/libvirt/qemu. Here's what it says:
>
> Supported machines are:
> xenfv Xen Fully-virtualized PC (default)
> xenpv Xen Para-virtualized PC
>
> I eventually figured out that some more services needed to be started,
> but I wasn't entirely sure which. After a reboot, things seem to be
> working.
>
> So the key point is that you can't just install the Fedora 11
> virtualization group and go, you have to either reboot first, or figure
> out which services need to be started.
>
> Now I just need to figure out why the 64-bit Vista install fails with a
> blue screen showing:
>
> *** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0001000B,0x50434146,0xFFD0702C,0x00000000)
>
> Wayne.

And just for posterity in case someone else finds this thread while
searching for a solution, I needed to enable virtualization in my BIOS
as well. Vista is now running in all its 64-bit glory inside a cage on
linux.

Wayne.
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