[Bug 1448704] Re: Usb-creator should use "-vga std" (or "-vga vmware") option on QEMU-KVM launch ("Test Disk") for better compatibility with modern versions of Ubuntu

Alberto Salvia Novella es20490446e at gmail.com
Thu May 19 04:59:57 UTC 2016

** Changed in: usb-creator (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Medium => High

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  Usb-creator should use "-vga std" (or "-vga vmware") option on QEMU-
  KVM launch ("Test Disk") for better compatibility with modern versions
  of Ubuntu

Status in usb-creator package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
     1. Launch usb-creator-gtk (for example from Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS)
     2. Choose iso-image to create LiveUSB (12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10, 15.04)
     3. Press "Make Startup Disk"
     4. LiveUSB was created ("Installation Complete" window)
     5. Pressed "Test Disk"
     6. Got error message in QEMU window ("gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image") - it is known bug 1325801 , enter "live" here
     7a. Boot to corrupted desktop (12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10 ) - it is bug 1080674
     7b. Boot to failsafe mode (15.04) - it is bug 1437740

     usb-creator-gtk is compatible with modern versions of Ubuntu, user can boot and test new versions of Ubuntu in it.

     usb-creator-gtk launch kvm without -vga option, guest system does not work with full graphics performance. User is disappointed.

     Developers can choose between two solutions - fix the problem on distro-side (in QEMU-KVM guest system), or pass "-vga std" (or "-vga vmware") to kvm command on execution of "Test Disk" procedure.

    I prepared google docs table ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WsjQ8nz3b6dhYGdM3xxkdxZHp27j9ggvrRPcZbm9Cao/edit?usp=sharing ) for better understanding the problem with screenshots.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: usb-creator-gtk
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-49.81~precise1-generic 3.13.11-ckt17
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-49-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.8
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sun Apr 26 19:03:44 2015
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
  MarkForUpload: True
  SourcePackage: usb-creator
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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