Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439790
Fedora 9 beta Xen kernel boot failure
Last modified: 2008-04-01 04:48:30 EDT
Zhen Gang Li <email@example.com> - 2008-03-26 22:40 EDT
Installed Fedora 9 with an Xen kernel, the grub boot entry has a wrong xen image
Other wise, grub complains with an 'Error 15: File not found' message
After booted to the correct xen image file, the system hangs. The screen shows
--------Start of the screen--------
(XEN) virt_entry = 0xc0776000
(XEN) Xen kernel: 32-bit, PAE, lsb
(XEN) Dom0 kernel: 32-bit, PAE, lsb, paddr 0x400000 -> 0xacf000
(XEN) PHYSICAL MEMORY ARRANGEMENT:
(XEN) Dom0 alloc: 000000003c000000->000000003e000000 (474508 pages to be
(XEN) VIRTUAL MEMORY ARRANGEMENT:
(XEN) Loaded kernel: c0400000->c0acf000
(XEN) Init. ramdisk: c0acf000->c10da200
(XEN) Phys-Mach map: c10db000->c12b2630
(XEN) Start info: c12b3000->c12b3474
(XEN) Page tables: c12b4000->c12c3000
(XEN) Boot stack: c12c3000->c12c4000
(XEN) TOTAL: c0000000->c1400000
(XEN) ENTRY ADDRESS: c0776000
(XEN) Dom0 has maximum 2 VCPUs
(XEN) elf_load_binary: phdr 0 at 0xc0400000 -> 0xc0734000
(XEN) elf_load_binary: phdr 1 at 0xc0734000 -> 0xc0809a88
(XEN) Initrd len 0x60b200, start at 0xc0acf000
(XEN) Scrubbing Free RAM: .done.
(XEN) Xen trace buffers: disabled
(XEN) Std. Loglevel: Errors and warnings
(XEN) Guest Loglevel: Nothing (Rate-limited: Errors and warnings)
(XEN) Xen is relinquishing VGA console.
--------End of the screen-------------
Keyboard LED is not responsive to Numlock key press. I had to hard reset the
system to reboot.
Machine type: IBM desktop 8212-KCG
Cpu type: IA-32
Is this reproducible?
Describe the steps:
1. Install Fedora 9, make sure to select the Xen kernel and Xen support
2. Boot to Xen kernel
Zhen Gang Li <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-03-27 06:02 EDT
I didn't select not to install the generic kernel. But the grub only comes with
a xen-kernel. So I'm not able to boot into the system. 'Tab' on the grub edit
prompt also shows that the /boot doesn't have the generic kernel.
See if the entry in grub helps since I cannot copy the grub.conf inside the system:
module /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-0.2.rc4.fc9xen ro
Suzuki Kp <email@example.com> - 2008-03-27 06:49 EDT
I am able to reproduce the issue locally. I tried both custom partition layout
as well as the automatic partitioning. Both didn't have an effect on this.
Xen dom0 is not supported in Fedora 9, only DomU guests will be supported
The xen.gz is left in the RPM since we may be able to re-introduce Dom0 support
post-GA, or in F10
Until that time though, it is expected that booting Xen will hang.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2008-04-01 04:41 EDT-------
Yes. That's where we can push. Thanks for the help!