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Install a Fedora VM using UEFI/OVMF.


Installing UEFI firmware for x86 QEMU (OVMF)

A Fedora 22 host (or later) is required.

OVMF isn't in Fedora yet due to some licensing issues, so we need to get the firmware from an external repo. This page describes how to setup the repo: Using_UEFI_with_QEMU#Installing_.27UEFI_for_QEMU.27_nightly_builds

After repo setup, install x86 and aarch64 UEFI binaries:

sudo dnf install edk2.git-ovmf-x64 edk2.git-aarch64

Note, these instructions are also used for setting up aarch64 UEFI support. For strictly x86 support, the aarch64 references aren't required.

How to test

Install VM with virt-install

Follow one of the VM install test cases with virt-install, but also append the option --boot uefi. Like:

 sudo virt-install --boot uefi ...

Install VM with virt-manager

Follow one of the VM install test cases for virt-manager. When you get to the final page of the 'New VM' wizard, do the following:

  • Click 'Customize before install', then select 'Finish'
  • On the 'Overview' screen, Change the 'Firmware' field to select the 'OVMF x86_64' option.
  • Click 'Begin Installation'
  • Verify the VM installs correctly

Expected Results

Guest installations start and perform without any issues. Guest is bootable after install completes.