Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151490
Anaconda does not create Xen entries in grub.conf
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
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Description of problem:
After a clean, full, install of FC4T1 the only entries in grub.conf are for the normal FC uniprocessor and multiprocessor kernels. No entries for the Xen dom0 kernel have been created.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a clean everything install of FC4T1
2. Reboot and look at entries in grub.conf
Actual Results: Only entries are for normal FC kernels.
Expected Results: There should been an entry to allow booting into the Xen dom0 kernel.
Paul Iadonisi reported on fedora-test:
"Hmm, yes, it is probably a bug. I saw this, too. Could be an
anaconda bug, though, because running the commands in the kernel-xen0
postinstall script by hand works."
I have just updated the kernel-xen* packages using yum and grub.conf was updated
Committed a workaround so that Xen kernels don't get installed by default. Will
hopefully have the full fix before FC4 release.
Why not do do this "correctly" by having a "Virtualization" entry under
"Servers" in the package group selection screen? If somebody chooses to install
the Xen kernels, install the packages as normal, allowing them to add stuff to
Same thing for an everything install
I dont see any kernel-xen* packages at all anymore?
After a "yum update"
$ rpm -q xen kernel
where can I now get the Xen dom0 kernel?
Or, have I just misunderstood something?
*** Bug 154819 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have just done a clean install of FC4T2 and the fix of not installing the Xen
kernels appears to have worked. The problem is that the -devel packages for the
Xen kernels have been installed:
$ rpm -qa kernel\* xen
Surely the -devel packages should have been skipped as well?
Now that Fedora Core 4 has been replaced, I am closing this as CANTFIX. For the
subsequent release, better Xen integration is planned