[fedora-virt] Too much ram for F10

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Jun 6 12:45:58 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 02:59:19PM -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 higher than 2 gigs the machine fails to
> install.  The domain and hard drive image are created, but they won't start
> up to do the install.

I saw a bug like this go into Bugzilla this week, but for some reason
I just can't find it right now ...  Maybe someone else can find it?

> 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 believe if you're using KVM that there is no difference if the arch
selected is i686 or x86-64.  KVM provides an x86-64 processor - if you
choose to install a i686 operating system in it, so be it.

You could try to give the guest some amount of memory which is just
under 2GB, eg.  1800KB.


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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