#540 VM doesn't start. Displays 'ÿ' character

intel (43)

Starting a vm created with virt-install does not work:
I'm using a out-of-the-box clean and base-install of Centos 5.4

virt-install --prompt

Would you like to use KVM acceleration? (yes or no) yes
What is the name of your virtual machine? test
How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 1024
What would you like to use as the disk (file path)? /var/lib/libvirt/images/test.img
How large would you like the disk (/var/lib/libvirt/images/test.img) to be (in gigabytes)? 20
What is the install CD-ROM/ISO or URL? /root/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-1of6.iso

Starting install...
Creating storage file... | 20 GB 00:00
Creating domain... | 0 B 00:00
Connected to domain test
Escape character is ^]

the 'ÿ' character gets displayed after a couple of seconds, then nothing happens anymore.
Tried this with an official Centos 5.4 ISO and Centos HTTP repositories. Nothing works.


  • jan van nieuwenhove

    If there is more information you need, please ask so.
    This is an important issue and I have not received any support whatsoever.

  • Jes Sorensen

    Jes Sorensen - 2010-11-26


    You are not providing any information about the host system, how big is it, what CPUs, what version of QEMU etc.



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