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Re: [virt-tools-list] RHEL 6 virt-install 64 bit host, 32 bit guest



On 02/02/11 - 10:51:54AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 11:39:23PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 05:08:42PM -0500, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> > > On 01/28/11 - 10:44:37PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 05:49:58PM +0000, Rhonda Kern wrote:
> > > > > I am trying to create a virtual machine on a 64 bit RHEL 6 machine.
> > > > > There are 4 processors on the host and 24G of RAM.  I will be
> > > > > running an old version of redhat 7.3 as the guest o/s.
> > > >                             ^^^^^^^^^^
> > > > 
> > > > Unfortunately this isn't going to work.  KVM does not emulate some
> > > > peculiarities of the hardware that old RHL relies on.  I've tried it
> > > > in the past .. it's a no go.
> > > 
> > > Actually, this isn't true.  I've recently installed RHL 7.3 under KVM on my
> > > AMD box (running F-13).  Of course, it isn't something that the KVM developers
> > > typically spend a lot of time on, but in general it has worked for me.
> > 
> > I had to try this, and (of course) Chris is correct that RHL 7.3 does
> > install on Fedora 14 in qemu-kvm.
> 
> Chris did you have any problems during the install when
> swapping virtual CDs over:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=674530

That's not something I tried.  The way I installed it is via the bootnet.img
floppy and an http URL.

That being said, your problem seems very familiar.  I swear we have some open
bugs about this elsewhere, and I also thought we had fixed it, but I can't
find the relevant bugs at present.  Thanks for filing a new one for now :)

-- 
Chris Lalancette


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