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Bug 545000 - xen needs to be tested with grub2
xen needs to be tested with grub2
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-xen (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity medium
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Assigned To: Xen Maintainance List
Red Hat Kernel QE team
: Reopened, TestOnly
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Blocks: 514491
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Reported: 2009-12-07 04:47 EST by Paolo Bonzini
Modified: 2011-07-29 03:11 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-07-29 03:11:09 EDT
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Description Paolo Bonzini 2009-12-07 04:47:33 EST
> latest grub had changed to "don't pass filename in multiboot
> command line".
> The old cmdline format is: "module-name options..."
> The new cmdline format is: "options..."
> So xen + grub2 always loss the first option, because xen will
> skip the first option.

Can be tested by installing e.g. RHEL5 and Ubuntu 9.10 on the same boot block.

The thread including outlines two possible approaches.

Progress of GRUB2 in Fedora is at
Comment 2 Laszlo Ersek 2011-06-20 09:16:31 EDT
This problem was fixed in upstream grub-2 (bzr revno 2480):

2010-06-28  Vladimir Serbinenko  <>

        XEN with Linux grub-mkconfig support.

        * conf/common.rmk (grub-mkconfig_SCRIPTS) [linux]: Add 20_linux_xen.
        * util/ Export GRUB_CMDLINE_XEN and
        * util/grub.d/ New file.

Upstream tracker:

Corresponding Debian bug closed by upstream:
Comment 3 Paolo Bonzini 2011-06-27 07:03:53 EDT
Did you test it?  If you didn't, this should be reopened as TestOnly.
Comment 4 Laszlo Ersek 2011-06-27 07:58:04 EDT
As you wish.

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