Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213614
Can't boot after selecting Xen installation (Virtualization) on non-compliant processors
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
The latest version of Xen now requires the presence of a 'pae'
or 'vmx'/'svm'capable processor
712c355cbc215744acb585bb1e26bd781f0376ee). Enabling 'Virtualization' during
installation on a platform without this support results in a unusable system
(kernel panic at first re-boot).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attempt fresh install with 'Virtualization' enabled (anaconda) onto a non-
2.perform first reboot
(?) A working system without a virtualization (Xen) enabled kernel
There are several options for this:
1.) Virtualization support should be disabled on non-complaint processors
2.) Issue a warning message when Virtualization selected on non-complaint
3.) Also install non-virtualized kernel on non-compliant platforms (including
*** Bug 213615 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is a side effect of a late change to FC6 that broke the saftey net I had in
place to keep this from happening. It's been fixed in CVS and won't be a
problem in the future.