[fedora-virt] arch setting with koan

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Apr 28 17:27:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:24:38AM -0600, Thomas S Hatch wrote:
> I already posted about this in the cobbler list and they sent me over here.
> It seems that whenever I try to install a new virtual machine(kvm) with
> koan, and the ram for the machine is 4 gigs or higher the machine fails to
> install.  The domain and hard drive image are created, but they won't start
> up to do the install.
> My guess was that the arch was being set to i686 in the libvirt xml file,
> and that that was causing issues, but the vms with 2 gigs of ram and
> arch="i686" in the libvirt config install just fine with a 64 bit version of
> Fedora.
> I then decided to track down where the arch assignment was being made in the
> code, koan uses the default arch supplied by virtinst.FullVirtGuest.  In
> that code the 2 lines that detect the host arch are commented out, I
> uncommented them, and tried again.  The arch in the libvirt xml files became
> x86_64, but they still failled to install for vms with 4 gigs of ram!
> So I am stumpted!  Anyone have any suggestions?
> Host machine:
> Fedora 10 64 bit, 8 3Ghz core, 32 Gigs of ram 1TB hdd

What is the error message you get when starting up the guest (as found
in /var/log/libvirt/qemu/$GUEST.log if koan didn't tell you)

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