Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168048
2.6.12-1.1447_FC4xen0 fails to boot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
Description of problem:
xen kernel fails to start
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1 fresh install FC4
2 do a full yum update
3 yum install xen
4 yum install kernel-xen0 kernel-xenU
5 reboot to 1447_FC4xen0 kernel
system hangs at:
Switching to new root
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
well, it should boot, correct?
The console still echoes, and the three-finger-salute still does an orderly
shutdown, but the system never gets past the above.
I've tried this on two systems:
* Dell Precision 410
* Toshiba Tecra 8100
Same install, same yum update first, same xen packages, same result.
None of the five bugs that the search string 'xen' seem to apply to this.
Could you please try the RPMs from http://people.redhat.com/riel ?
I have recently committed a fix for this problem.
I have tested xen-3.0-0.20050912.fc4.i386.rpm with kernel at 1456 level. The
kernel at 1454 level just did not boot at all. the xen-3.0 solved this problem
in any way but runs too slow and boot of xen0 kernel stopes at starting ntpd.
So, the symptom has been changed but xen0 does not complete booting.
The original problem has been fixed, and a large number of updates have been
released since that point too. If you still have problems with FC5test3 or
later, please open a new bug report.