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Re: [libvirt] Re: Can't boot guest after adding an IDE storage



On Tuesday 07 July 2009 09:03:57 Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 05:58:37PM +0530, M. Mohan Kumar wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We installed Fedora 11 guest in an emulated SCSI disk using virt-install.
> > After the installation the guest was shutdown and additional IDE virtual
> > storage was added to the guest.
> >
> > When we try to boot the guest from virt-manager, it tries to boot from
> > the newly added IDE storage (instead of installed SCSI storage) and fails
> > to boot.
> >
> > It seems that how the disk devices are sorted is the problem. There is a
> > bug opened to track this issue:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=507271
> >
> > As dicussed in the bugzilla, ideally there should be a 'bootable' flag
> > for each storage device. Also virt-manager could another option to
> > specify which disk to boot from.
>
>   Yeah, this is getting painful we need to fix this for next release !

I agree.  This "which disk to boot" has long been a problem on real hardware.  
Current "good" motherboards/bioses have lots of options as to what device to 
boot.

Gene


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