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Attached to Project: Archlinux32
Opened by Andreas Baumann - 10.05.2018
Last edited by Andreas Baumann - 23.01.2019

FS#37 - ISO 2018.05.01 is not bootable with qemu or Virtualbox

I tried the i686 image. Booting leads to kernel panic.
Adding an explicit init=/lib/systemd/systemd parameter also panics.

qemu-system-i386 -cdrom archlinux-2018.05.01-i686.iso

It also panics in Virtualbox.

The same ISO works with libvirtd though.

Closed by  Andreas Baumann
23.01.2019 18:29
Reason for closing:  Fixed
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Tyzoid commented on 10.05.2018 10:49

i686 iso works fine in virtualbox on both a windows and linux host from my testing.

Tyzoid commented on 10.05.2018 11:04

Issue confirmed on qemu-system-i386 and qemu-system-x86_64. archlinux-2018.04.01-i686.iso fails to boot correctly as well.

Screenshot of the issue on i386 qemu: https://i.imgur.com/KRt21gI.png
Screenshot of the issue on x86_64 qemu: https://i.imgur.com/wozM2hb.png

Andreas Baumann commented on 11.05.2018 09:02

So /lib/systemd/systemd is either not found or cannot be executed, maybe because of a wrong
shared library dependency? I doubt it has to do with the kernel itself, as the log message
indicates the initial ram disk has been loaded.

Andreas Baumann commented on 16.06.2018 18:35

The write error indicates that the ramdisk could not be extracted.

So, if I start qemu with:

qemu-system-i386 -enable-kvm -cpu pentium3 -m 2048 -cdrom archlinux-2018.06.01-i686.iso

it works.

The default in qemu is 128MB :-)

Andreas Baumann commented on 16.06.2018 18:48

Sadly this is not the cause for VirtualBox, there it still fails even with 2048MB memory.

Andreas Baumann commented on 23.01.2019 18:18

The 2019.01.04 ISO works with Virtualbox 6.0.0.


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