Unable to define hard disk boot priority

Bug #1004391 reported by karaluh on 2012-05-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
virt-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

As in summary. To reproduce:
1. add additional unbootable storage to vm,
2. remove orgiginal bootable storage,
3. add the original storage again,
4. vm is in unbootable state.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: virt-manager 0.9.1-1ubuntu5
Uname: Linux 3.3.0-030300-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri May 25 11:21:18 2012
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: virt-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-27 (27 days ago)

karaluh (karaluh) wrote :
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

I am unable to reproduce this issue by following the instructions you have given.

Please give step by step instructions on how to reproduce it. Thanks.

Changed in virt-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
karaluh (karaluh) wrote :

Those are step by step instructions, I'll try to explain with more details:

Imagine, you have virtual machine with two separate virtual hard drives. There is no way to choose, which hard drive will be used to boot the system.

Changed in virt-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

The one listed as the first device will be the one that is booted. If you want to change that, you'll have to remove the devices and recreate them in the order that you want.

karaluh (karaluh) wrote :

I know that, and this is exactly what the bug is about. It's overcomplicated and counterintuitive.

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Ah! OK, I see...so you would like the option in virt-manager to reorder disks.

Could you please report this feature request upstream, using the instructions here?:


Once that is done, please link the upstream bug to this one. Thanks!

Changed in virt-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in virt-manager:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → Invalid
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