Bug 205889 - Creating xen install with xenguest-install fails
Creating xen install with xenguest-install fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Xen Maintainance List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-09-09 12:11 EDT by Jurgen Kramer
Modified: 2013-01-09 23:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-11 14:25:10 EDT
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Description Jurgen Kramer 2006-09-09 12:11:43 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to create a xen installation the xenguest-install script fails after
the first question

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start xenguest-install
2. Select yes (or no) on first question
Actual results:
[root@macbook ~]# xenguest-install 
Would you like a fully virtualized guest (yes or no)?  This will allow you to
run unmodified operating systems. yes

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/xenguest-install", line 375, in ?
  File "/usr/sbin/xenguest-install", line 306, in main
    guest = xeninst.FullVirtGuest()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xeninst/FullVirtGuest.py", line 29, in
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xeninst/XenGuest.py", line 100, in __init__
    self.conn = libvirt.open(None)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 39, in open
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virConnectOpen() failed')
libvirt.libvirtError: virConnectOpen() failed

Expected results:

Additional info:
Starting with xenguest-install -v gives the same result
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2006-09-10 12:15:58 EDT
What does /var/log/xen* show?
Comment 2 Jurgen Kramer 2006-09-11 13:58:46 EDT
There is only a var/log/xen/xend.log that file is empty:

[root@macbook log]# ll /var/log/xen/*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Sep  9 18:21 /var/log/xen/xend.log

Can this tool only be used when running the xen kernel? I'm not running the xen
kernel currently because of bug #205892

Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2006-09-11 14:25:10 EDT
Yes, you need to be running the Xen kernel as xenguest-install is creating xen
guests, which needs the kernel.  I'm closing this as notabug..
Comment 4 Jurgen Kramer 2006-09-12 12:16:27 EDT
OK, but a helpful error message would be nice instead of the horrible errors
messages. Maybe there is a simple check to see if you're running on a xen
enabled kernel?

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