Bug 435061

Summary: Xenner does not support pygrub bootloader
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Daniel Berrange <berrange>
Component: xennerAssignee: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Daniel Berrange 2008-02-26 23:06:05 EST
Description of problem:
Paravirt xen guests need to boot from a kernel/initrd. This works fine for the
initial install, but post-install it is neccessary to boot from the
kernel/initrd inside the guest. This requires use of pygrub.

Xenner does not support invoking pygrub.

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Comment 1 Gerd Hoffmann 2008-02-27 07:44:25 EST
pygrub is supported, it is invoked automatically when started without -kernel
option.  It isn't documented though (which should be fixed, so I leave that one
open as reminder to update the docs).
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2008-02-27 17:50:48 EST
We should probably add an explicit command line param

  -bootloader PATH-TO-BOOTLOADER

Libvirt's XML format allows us to specify an arbitrary path to a bootloader, and
I thus was planning to add a '-bootloader' flag to qemu-dm to support Xennite,
so we might as well keep Xenner consistent in this regard & do the same.
Comment 3 Gerd Hoffmann 2008-04-10 07:15:32 EDT
-bootloader arg sounds very useful.  I'll implement that.
Comment 4 Gerd Hoffmann 2008-04-11 11:41:01 EDT
Done.