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Bug 239505 - Fatal error on installing kernel-xen
Fatal error on installing kernel-xen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel-xen (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Xen Maintainance List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-05-08 19:35 EDT by Kai Engert (:kaie)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-05-08 19:56:42 EDT
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Description Kai Engert (:kaie) 2007-05-08 19:35:14 EDT
Description of problem:
Up to date Rawhide i386 system.
Installing xen for the first time.
I used
  yum install kernel-xen xen virt-manager

The packages got installed, but the following error message was produced:
  Installing: kernel-xen                   ######################### [1/1]
FATAL: Could not open '/boot/System.map-2.6.20-2925.5.fc7xen': Permission denied
grubby fatal error: unable to find a suitable template

The files look ok:
[root@leise ~]# ls -l /boot/ |grep -i 2925
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   67683 2007-03-22 19:04 config-2.6.20-2925.5.fc7xen
-rw------- 1 root root 2730974 2007-05-09 01:34 initrd-2.6.20-2925.5.fc7xen.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  875161 2007-03-22 19:04 System.map-2.6.20-2925.5.fc7xen
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2191347 2007-03-22 19:04 vmlinuz-2.6.20-2925.5.fc7xen
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  279722 2007-03-22 18:48 xen.gz-2.6.20-2925.5.fc7
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  711828 2007-03-22 19:05 xen-syms-2.6.20-2925.5.fc7

But file /etc/grub.conf did NOT get updated with the xen kernel.

I tried
  yum erase kernel-xen
  yum install kernel-xen

But I got the same error message again.

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Comment 1 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2007-05-08 19:56:42 EDT
Maybe this bug should be set as invalid.

I have two hard disks, one SCSI, one IDE.

Both had partitions with / and /boot labels.

In the past I used explicit device names and everything was fine.

Recently, when ATA was introduced, all devices are now /dev/sdx, and worse,
different kernel versions produce different devide to /dev/sdx assignments. I
was forced to switch to labels, but forgot to check for duplicate labels.

So, at the time I ran into this failure, I had the wrong /boot partition
mounted. I didn't check what caused it, but fixed the labels.

I've now been able to install kernel-xen correctly.

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