Bug#599200: base-installer: Install amd64 kernel on i686 kvm guest - and fail to boot
severity 599200 important
> Please specify exactly which versions of kvm/qemu-kvm and the kernel you
> are running in the host, and whether you are using the kvm modules from
> the linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 or built from kvm-source.
I finally found time to have a look, and it seem that I was wrong.
The machine do not run the Lenny kvm and kernel. It uses older
packages from backports:
I am not sure why the machine isn't using the Lenny packages, but as
Ben find that the problem do not affect the normal Lenny packages and
I am unable to confirm this or not, I reduce the severity to important
as I assume it only affect those of us with backported kernels, and
not all Lenny users.
I've implemented the workaround using cpu=pentium3, so I no longer am
affected by this problem.