Bug 213614 - (virtnonpae) Can't boot after selecting Xen installation (Virtualization) on non-compliant processors
Can't boot after selecting Xen installation (Virtualization) on non-compliant...
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brian Brock
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: 213615 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-11-02 05:40 EST by Jack
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-03 14:27:12 EST
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Description Jack 2006-11-02 05:40:13 EST
Description of problem:
The latest version of Xen now requires the presence of a 'pae' 
or 'vmx'/'svm'capable processor 
(http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraXenQuickstartFC6#head-
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):


How reproducible:
Always (?)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attempt fresh install with 'Virtualization' enabled (anaconda) onto a non-
compliant platform
2.perform first reboot
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Actual results:
non-operational system

Expected results:
(?) A working system without a virtualization (Xen) enabled kernel


Additional info:
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 
porcessors
3.) Also install non-virtualized kernel on non-compliant platforms (including 
grub/lilo support)
Comment 1 Jack 2006-11-02 05:46:11 EST
*** Bug 213615 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-11-03 14:27:12 EST
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.

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