Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213553
xenguest-install locks up silently
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC6, choosing virtualisation package
2. boot (limiting dom_0 memory)
3. /usr/sbin/xenguest-install --name test5
--ram=256 --file=/scratch/test5 --debug 2>&1 | tee /tmp/guestinstall.log
nothing happens. No logs are generated in /var/log/messages or /var/log/xen*
either a new virtual machine is started or
a useful error message is generated
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),
more info to be attached (e.g. cpu info)
Created attachment 140052 [details]
some info about the machine with the problem.
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.