CD bootloader change - test help needed

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at
Fri May 4 20:05:47 UTC 2007

On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 03:14:13PM -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> So, Fedora 7's CD/DVD boot menu needs a small tweak to work in qemu. We
> want to make sure this change is safe and stable, so we need your help.
> Please download the (8MB) test image from:
> burn it to CD and boot it in as many (i386/x86_64) machines as you can.
> We want to know if the graphical menu looks right, and if the timer
> counts down from 60.

It crashes with Xen fully-virt guest on Intel CPUs instantly. Black
screen, guest uses 100% CPU.  Would I be right in thinking this new
fancy boot screen uses real-mode ... ?  If so it is doomed on Xen
and KVM when using Intel CPUs.  BTW, the previous test4 ISO exhibits
same crash behaviour

SLES 10 apparently has a hack to auto-detect if running virtualized
and disable the graphical boot screen.

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