[syslinux] syslinux-4.10-pre15 and KVM guest booting problem

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jul 26 16:52:20 PDT 2011

On 07/18/2011 01:11 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 07/16/2011 09:01 AM, Shantanu Gadgil wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a problem to report with the 4.10-pre15 branch.
>> The problem is that my KVM guest "just reboots" when booting off the network.
>> The setup is as follows:
>> Host OS: RHEL 6.0/RHEL 6.1 with the default packages (no additional repos or packages)
>> KVM guest configured to network boot.
>> (maybe irrelevant info ...) ?!?
>> DHCP server (using dnsmasq) in the same subnet as the KVM host.
>> DHCP server running on a different physical machine than that of the KVM host.
>> JFYI, DHCP server assigns static DHCP lease and then TFTP follows...
>> TFTP is configured using dnsmasq (again) :)
>> The TFTP server is a different physical machine (than the above two machines)
> First of all, what is the complete KVM configuration?

Ping on this?

On Fedora 15, it fails with -nic model=virtio but not with
-nic model=e1000, which makes me suspect it's an issue with the version
of gPXE used as the boot stack in this bundle of Qemu.


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