Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240221
kernel-xen does not boot (Kai's new i386 box)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:04 EST
Please note, to avoid confusion.
I have two i386 boxes that I try to run xen on.
An old box which doesn't work, see bug 239512.
In the hope to get a working environment I today bought a shiny new box, but on
this machine I fail much earlier.
This bug is about my new box, which has a mainboard with Intel P965 chipset and
and a Core 2 Duo processor.
Description of problem:
kernel-xen does not boot up. I get failures and timeouts around sata.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
does not boot, error messages, eventually panics
I will attach logfiles from the serial console
Created attachment 154769 [details]
Created attachment 154770 [details]
lspci -n and lspci
Created attachment 154771 [details]
plain kernel, not irqpoll, broken
This is an attempt to boot the standard kernel (not xen).
It fails to boot up.
Created attachment 154772 [details]
plain kernel, boots up ok with irqpoll
Using irqpoll kernel boot option I was able to boot up the plain kernel
However, I really want to use xen on this machine, see next attachments.
Created attachment 154773 [details]
xen kernel, not irqpoll, broken
This is an attempt to boot up the xen kernel with default boot options.
Not using irqpoll.
Fails to boot.
Created attachment 154774 [details]
xen kernel, using irqpoll, but still fails
This is an attempt to boot up the xen kernel.
In grub, I added the irqpoll option to both the "kernel" line and the "vmlinuz"
Fails to boot.
using option "irqpoll" on both kernel and vmlinuz line.
I notice that the kernel & HV you are using are a little old.
Did you try the up2date kernel (should be kernel-xen-2.6.20-2925.8.fc7 and
xen-3.1.0-0.rc7.1.fc7)? This is based on Xen 3.1.0 whereas you are using the
previous release of Xen (3.0.4).
I think I should close this bug as WORKSFORME.
Richard, 10 minutes before your comment I reported that it's working.
So only the very latest bleeding edge kernel-xen works on my box, but hey, it works.
I was able to install both para and fully virt clients, FC4 and RHEL 3.