Bug 213553

Summary: xenguest-install locks up silently
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Michael De La Rue <mvyynqbgerqungqbgpbz.yeuhc>
Component: xenAssignee: Xen Maintainance List <xen-maint>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6CC: bstein, katzj
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Michael De La Rue 2006-11-01 17:24:06 EST
Description of problem:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xen / 3.0.3 / 0.1.rc3
kernel-xen / 2.6.18 / 1.2798.fc6
python-virtinst / 0.95.0 / 1.fc6

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC6, choosing virtualisation package
2. boot (limiting dom_0 memory)
3. /usr/sbin/xenguest-install --name test5
--location=http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/
--ram=256  --file=/scratch/test5 --debug 2>&1 | tee /tmp/guestinstall.log
  
Actual results:
nothing happens.  No logs are generated in /var/log/messages or /var/log/xen*

Expected results:
either a new virtual machine is started or
a useful error message is generated

Additional info:
the machine this is happening on has only 512 M memory. 
xen was booted with dom0_mem=262144
no logging generated in /var/log/xen/* and in /var/log/messages only lines like
the following repeated:
Nov  2 01:10:53 localhost kernel: 4gb seg fixup, process beagled (pid 3418),
cs:ip 73:0811cbff


more info to be attached (e.g. cpu info)
Comment 1 Michael De La Rue 2006-11-01 17:24:06 EST
Created attachment 140052 [details]
some info about the machine with the problem.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-11-03 14:10:05 EST
You should be getting a prompt about whether you want graphics support or not at
that point; and the redirect is probably hiding that from you.

Also, note that the default config won't let dom0 balloon below 256M and so
you're not going to actually be able to start a guest install.