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Re: CD bootloader change - test help needed



On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 21:05 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 03:14:13PM -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> > So, Fedora 7's CD/DVD boot menu needs a small tweak to work in qemu. We
> > want to make sure this change is safe and stable, so we need your help.
> > 
> > Please download the (8MB) test image from:
> > http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/syslinux-test-16bpp-boot.iso
> > 
> > burn it to CD and boot it in as many (i386/x86_64) machines as you can.
> > We want to know if the graphical menu looks right, and if the timer
> > counts down from 60.
> 
> It crashes with Xen fully-virt guest on Intel CPUs instantly. Black
> screen, guest uses 100% CPU.  Would I be right in thinking this new
> fancy boot screen uses real-mode ... ?  If so it is doomed on Xen
> and KVM when using Intel CPUs.  BTW, the previous test4 ISO exhibits
> same crash behaviour

So it's not a regression? That's really what we're testing for.

Basically this new CD bootloader should work on everything it did in
Test4, and also work right in full-virt KVM guests. 

I'm not sure if we've got a fix for full-virt Xen guests yet. Hopefully
before F7 final.

-w

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