Xubuntu 18.04.2 i386 installation fails to boot on kvm (kvm3d cpu)

Bug #1815887 reported by Łukasz Zemczak on 2019-02-14
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

During 18.04.2 iso testing, I have picked up the i386 Xubuntu isos for a quick sanity-test on kvm. Even though the live-session tests have succeeded (everything seemed to work as expected), I seem to be having issues booting an installed system on kvm.

The Xubuntu system installed correctly. I have selected full-disk installation and disabled downloading updates during install. Then I have proceeded with trying to boot the installed system:

kvm -cdrom ~/bionic-desktop-i386.iso -drive if=virtio,file=/home/sil2100/hdd.qcow2 -m 2048 -boot c -cpu kvm32

The boot process hangs on a black screen and blinking cursor. No splash screen was visible. Tried installing twice and the result was the same.

description: updated
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Actually, this seems to be more of a cosmic kvm32 type issue. It feels to me that when it's not booting, it's not even reaching grub actually. I was able to get the system booting by pressing 'shift' when kvm was starting - I was getting the grub boot-menu then and could successfully start the system. Then for the next few runs it was working out-of-the-box again. Later I got the same issue.

So it all feels like not related to the actual images, more like an issue in cosmic. Marking this as Incomplete until someone else also encounters this bug.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ubiquity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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