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Re: [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

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)

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.

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