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Bug 453430 - libvirt: grub on installed 64bit virtual machine fails with Error 18
Summary: libvirt: grub on installed 64bit virtual machine fails with Error 18
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-30 15:46 UTC by thanosz
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:50:38 UTC

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Description thanosz 2008-06-30 15:46:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
After updating to libvirt-0.4.3-1.fc8 I can not boot the virtual machine running SLES10 64bit. I am using qemu-kvm

When the virtual machine booted up initially it was showing the grub prompt - not the grub menu. I boot up from the rescue CD and reinstall grub. Then at subsequent boot-ups the grub fails with Error 18.

Note that this only happens on the 64bit guest. I also run 32bit guest and did not exhibit this problem.

Downgrading to libvirt-0.4.2-1.fc8 fixes the problem. Note that this is a test environment needed in my work environment so please request all logs at once (I will have to upgrade, collect the logs, and then downgrade to continue working)

Host kernel is

Guest is installed on 15GB lvm2 partition
Guest Info:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
GNU GRUB 0.97 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a 64bit OS
2.update libvirt with latest update
3.boot the VM

Actual Results:
Grub errors on the guest

Expected Results:
guest should boot up

Additional info:

Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2008-06-30 18:47:36 UTC
Please try with 0.4.4-1.fc8 it's available in the testing repository,


Comment 2 thanosz 2008-07-09 09:46:41 UTC
I have updated to the latest version but the problem persists.

Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2008-07-09 09:53:51 UTC
I suspect this could well be a result of the CDROM boot problem described in bug

Please re-test with the packages available there. You may find you need to start
from scratch - the  GRUB install you did from rescueCD may be totally broken &
need to be re-done

Comment 4 thanosz 2008-07-09 13:24:20 UTC
Just one note,

I am able to boot from 64bit bootable cdrom so I do not think this one is
related with 452355. It is the already installed guest 64bit guest that does not
boot. I even removed the cdrom from the guest configuration but the problem remains

Comment 5 thanosz 2008-07-25 11:49:01 UTC
Just an update

problem persists with libvirt-0.4.4-2.fc8

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:56:31 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:50:38 UTC
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