[fedora-virt] how can i verify that HW extensions are being used?

Denise Dumas ddumas at redhat.com
Thu Apr 16 20:06:35 UTC 2009

Are you testing a full real DVD or just a boot.iso burned to a DVD?

If it's just a boot.iso, that would explain what you're seeing - there 
are no packages on it so anaconda will use a
network source in that case.  That would explain booting off a DVD and 
then seeing lots of network activity.

However if you're using a fullsize however many gig DVD with a Packages/ 
directory and all that, then there appears to be a bug
here.  We'd need to check the log files to find out what's going on.  If 
that's the case, could you please open a bugzilla against anaconda and 
attach the logs?


mike.hinz at yr20.com wrote:
> Glad I'm not crazy!  Someone else sees the same thing...
> So, do you still want bug reports on this?
> Regards,
> Mike Hinz
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:42pm
> To: "Mike Hinz" <mike.hinz at yr20.com>
> Cc: "'Mark McLoughlin'" <markmc at redhat.com>, "Fedora Virtualization Mailing List" <fedora-virt at redhat.com>
> Subject: RE: [fedora-virt] how can i verify that HW extensions are being used?
> On Thu, 16 Apr 2009, Mike Hinz wrote:
>> It also acts differently than a normal Fedora 11 beta install on
>> physical HW in that it asks you for some network adapter info and it
>> appears to me, to install entirely from the network as the lights on
>> lab switch goes nuts as does the network activity light on my server
>> AND I see essentially zero activity on the DVD drive on the server.
>   good lord, he's right.  at the moment, during a fresh install, my
> network is going bananas with traffic to/from
> fedora.mirror.iweb.ca.  the install DVD isn't being used.  what's up
> with *that*?
> rday
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