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[Bug 724713] New: Installation of openSUSE 12.1b1 as VirtualBox guest fails after graphical installer when running installed system with kexec
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  • Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:22:43 +0000
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=724713

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=724713#c0


Summary: Installation of openSUSE 12.1b1 as VirtualBox guest
fails after graphical installer when running installed
system with kexec
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.1
Version: Beta 1
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: Bernd.Strieder@xxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101
Firefox/7.0

Have seen it happen every time I tried. Installing a 12.1b1 guest after
installing packages, doing some configuration, during kexec, or shortly before
the screen gets garbeled, possibly leftovers from the splash screen from
booting mixed with console messages contorted by a mode switch. The it hangs,
console switching is no more possible, only resetting helps.

The installed system cannot be booted after resetting the VM, which I would not
expect. At this point grub should be installed.

After installation in text mode, everything went through pretty fine, X11 comes
up in the 12.1b1 after booting the first time, then it works.

VirtualBox earlier had issues with kexec, so it might still have issues. Or
linux has issues after changes affecting virtualbox. Don't know who might have
to fix anything.

So, there is a problem, there is a workaround, to use text mode installation,
and it is unclear who is responsible. If anybody knows a place to forward this
bug to, feel free. If there is any further information I could provide, please
ask.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use VirtualBox under 11.4
2. Create guest with 12.1b1 DVD x86_64
3. Use graphical installer, e.g. minimal installation
Actual Results:
When booting into new system vm hangs, only reset helps. Grub is missing in the
freshly installed guest, and installation has to be done from the beginning.

Expected Results:
Running the freshly installed system works.

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