Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446308
Fedora 9 doesn't boot xen kernel, using luks encrypted root volume
Last modified: 2008-05-13 21:25:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora 9 doesn't boot xen kernel, using luks encrypted root volume.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install kernel-xen, modify grub to boot xen kernel.
Steps to Reproduce:
yum -y install kernel-xen
Edit /etc/grub.conf for xen kernel to attempt to use same "ro root=UUID=..."
appended line in grub, as non-xen kernel; and attempt to boot; expecting luks
password prompt during boot process.
While trying on IBM Thinkpad T60 (RedHat Internal Employee sanctioned Laptop):
it's as if someone hits the reset button on the machine at the point the user
expects a luks password prompt. (the machine does a hard powercycle; instead of
booting, at the "VGA Console" type message point).
I've included a sysreport for engineering's convenience (from non-xen kernel).
LUKS Password prompt during pivot root process, as in non-xen kernel.
See attached sysreport.
Created attachment 305312 [details]
Unfortunately, kernel-xen in F-9 does not support Dom0, so this is expected.
If you require a Xen Dom0, you'll need to use F-8 until F-10.
See here for more details:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 437930 ***