Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237851
Installation of xen guest fail on using FC6
Last modified: 2009-12-14 15:38:02 EST
Description of problem:
Using an uptodate FC6, runing the 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6xen
kernel, the installation of a xen guest using the
virt-managner (0.2.6) fails with an
'exec of anaconda failed: Access a corrupted share library'
error. See attachement
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use virt-manager to create a xen guest
2. point the install Media URL at
3. Use a "Normal Disk Partition"
4. set "VM Startup Memory to 336
5. Click Finish to get things rolling
6. Take all the default until anaconda crashes.
Created attachment 153435 [details]
Screen Shot of the error
I was going to report a different problem, when I was trying to install FC7
under FC6 Xen. But on my case, nothing was being shown in the virtual machine
display or the VM serial console. Not even the loader messages.
I have tried previous Test versions of FC7 as install media, and FC7-Test2
have worked for me.
I will try to reproduce the problem here. I hope the loader will run, today,
otherwise I will have to debug the loader problem before I get the "Accessing
a corrupted shared library" error. :)
I have not been able to reproduce exactly your problem, but the problem I am
having here may be related:
- Using virt-install from rawhide-20070502 (I don't have a more recent FC7
installation media available yet) doesn't work. Nothing is shown, not even
the "running /sbin/loader" messages in the console
- Using virt-install from FC7-Test2 works (the installer dialogs are shown)
- Using initrd.img from rawhide-20070502 and kernel from FC7-Test2 works
- Using initrd.img from FC7-Test2 and kernel from rawhide-20070502 doesn't
So, it seems that the kernel has a problem, or the installer doesn't like the
newer kernel. I am investigating what could be wrong with the newer kernel.
Just to check if the problem I am having can really be related with your
problem, could you check what is the behaviour when using FC7-Test2 and
FC7-Test3 as installation media?
If it shows the same behaviour I have here (it doesn't work on Test3 but works
on Test2), then the cause of the problem I am seeing here may be the same.
If the results are different, then probably we have two different bugs to
investigate and solve.
Created attachment 155201 [details]
Screen shot of test2 hang
Test2 hung much earlier that Test3
Created attachment 155243 [details]
screen shot of F-7 Test4 Failure
Well test4 is failing an a different place... not
sure if that is a step ahead or back... but
it is different...
Steve, were you installing fully virt or paravirt? Can you reproduce off other
install media, just to validate that it's not something like a corrupt mirror?
The F7 test4 kernels still have all the horrible data corruption bugs we
recently fixed. Though we mostly saw them on Dom0, we never ruled out the
possiblily of them impacting DomU too. I'd not bother trying any of the testN
releases of F7 and go straight to very latest rawhide which is very nearly GA now.
change QA contact
paravirt to the installing question....
So would install f7 and using KVM be a better option at this point?
I do have correct hardware...
steved - has anyone stopped by to take a look at your machine / use it for testing?
No... but I was thinking of moving on to F7, but I would be
more than willing to wait if that would help this out....
Question: Should I be able to install a F7 Client with the
latest FC6 xen kernel?
(In reply to comment #14)
> Question: Should I be able to install a F7 Client with the
> latest FC6 xen kernel?
Yes, you are. Not being able to install it under FC6 is a bug on either F7 or
FC6. However I don't know how much time we will take to find the cause and fix
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