[fedora-virt] question - installation speed F11 Beta VM on F11 Beta physical

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Thu Apr 9 16:58:19 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 16:52 -0500, mike.hinz at yr20.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an F11 Beta server, fully updated to the latest and greatest
> from rawhide.  I've noticed that whenever I try to install F11 beta in
> a VM, it installs really, really slowly, may 2 orders of magnitude
> slower than on the phyical machine.  The physical server is a single
> processor quad-core Xeon with 8GB of RAM.  I've set the VM to have 4GB
> RAM w/2 cpus. 
> It appears that the installation seems to be occcuring from the
> network versus the DVD.  Why would this be and how can I speed up this
> incredibly slow process?

There's a good chance you're using plain QEMU instead of KVM. Does your
machine have hardware virt support? Is the kvm_intel module loaded? Is
qemu-system-x86_64 running or qemu-kvm? What's in the guest's log file
in /var/log/libvirt/qemu/ ?


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