Karmic cannot boot on qemu

Bug #441180 reported by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2009-10-03
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
qemu (Ubuntu)
Medium
Colin Ian King

Bug Description

Ubuntu Karmic beta i386 (and its earlier daily builds) cannot start live session on qemu. After selection "run ubuntu without any change to your computer" it prints "[ 0.116001] ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connectrd to IO-APIC"
Tested on qemu 0.10.0, qemu bios build 08/15/08 revision 1.209 (2008/06/02), emulating i686 processor.

tags: added: kernel-bug
tags: added: ubuntu-boot
removed: kernel-bug
tags: added: kernel-bug
removed: ubuntu-boot
Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :

@Robbie,

try booting with one of the following qemu parameters:

-no-hpet

or

-no-acpi

Let us know if this helps.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Colin King (colin-king)

Yes, -no-acpi parameter fixed the problem.

Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :

Marking as fixed as this is apparently a well known workaround for some kernels.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
affects: linux (Ubuntu) → qemu (Ubuntu)
Changed in qemu (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Fix Released

No, this should not be necessary.

This typically happens for two reasons. The first is that there is excessive load on the host and this can happen because of a race condition in the guest. The second, and more common, is that the wrong bios is in use.

Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :

@Anthony, so what's the recommended solution to this?

The host is powerful and was almost idle when I tried to run the virtual
machine. By the way, VirtualBox isn't affected by this bug.

2009/10/15 Colin King <email address hidden>

> @Anthony, so what's the recommended solution to this?
>
> --
> Karmic cannot boot on qemu
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/441180
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> of the bug.
>
> Status in “qemu” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
>
> Bug description:
> Ubuntu Karmic beta i386 (and its earlier daily builds) cannot start live
> session on qemu. After selection "run ubuntu without any change to your
> computer" it prints "[ 0.116001] ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connectrd
> to IO-APIC"
> Tested on qemu 0.10.0, qemu bios build 08/15/08 revision 1.209
> (2008/06/02), emulating i686 processor.
>

tags: added: iso-testing
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