Gutsy Beta's ISO does not boot in QEMU

Bug #147535 reported by Kjmph
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qemu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: qemu

On a Ubuntu 7.10 installed host machine I'm having trouble installing 7.10 on a guest machine.

Download the latest Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) Beta ISO from the following url:

Go ahead and launch it under QEMU:

qemu -cdrom ubuntu-7.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso -boot d

Normally, at this point you should get a nice LiveCD display... Instead I get the following error message:

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu4) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs) _

This hinders my ability to run Ubuntu 7.10 on 7.10.

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Kjmph (kjmph) wrote :
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Leonel Nunez (leonelnunez) wrote :

I got this error too

I had feisty and gutsy guests working in feisty host, now upgraded the host to gutsy and the guests stopped working leaving me in that initramfs shell

If I use Feisty's qemu all works fine
I have Dapper and Edgy Guests and this work fine under gutsy's and feisty's qemu version
Feisty and Gutsy Guests does not work with gutsy's qemu version

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foxynet (foxynet) wrote :

For me I have a similar problem. gutsy qemu won't successfully the gusty desktop i386 livecd (ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso). But I don't get an error displayed before it drops into busybox.

qemu -cdrom /media/Nano/ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso -m 512 -boot d

If it's any assistance, here is my casper.log from the vm.

+ . /scripts/casper-functions
+ . /scripts/functions
+ prereqs
+ echo
+ exit 0
+ . /scripts/casper-functions
+ . /scripts/functions
+ . /scripts/lupin-helpers
+ . /scripts/casper-helpers
+ [ Ubuntu = Ubuntu ]
+ [ ! -x /bin/fstype ]
+ iso_path=
+ cat /proc/cmdline
+ [ ]
Unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem

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René Stadler (rene.stadler) wrote :

Looks like a duplicate of bug #123185. The solution given there works for me.

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Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

I've tried to boot hardy alpha4 in qemu on gutsy, which booted up without dropping to initramfs.

it failed to bring up X, but this is another bug to report ;)

Changed in qemu:
status: New → Incomplete
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