Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243229
F7 Xen Guest install does not find any installation drives
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:29:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Installation of Fedora 7 as a Xen Guest OS gets stuck when no drives are
presented to the user to use to install the OS.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create new domain in Virtual Manager
2. Point media URL to good mirror.
3. Proceed through Anaconda screens until partitioning screen
4. Here you are stuck with no drive choices.
5. If you try to proceed an error pops up telling you there are no drives.
Cannot select a drive to partition.
Installation stuck here.
Can select a drive to partition for installation.
Host kernel: 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6xen
This was a file-based Domain.
Have the same thing happening with Vmware-workstation 5.5.2. Host FC6 2.6.20-1.2952.
Default creation of a vm chooses SCSII, but no drives are presented on which to
install. Manually editing config, deleting the SCSI disk and adding an IDE
allows one to do the install but I am getting lots of disk errors reported by
the guest kernel.
I retried this over the weekend with a new image and new domain and this time
the 'xvda' partition was available. So I don't know why it wouldn't show up
before but at least this time it worked.
I suspect this may be a dup of bug 239572, basically an SELinux problem
which is now fixed.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while and it appears to be
fixed as per comment 4. Could you tell me if you are still having problems with
the latest kernel?
I have re-assigned to the xen team who may be able to shed more light on this.
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
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