Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 545000
xen needs to be tested with grub2
Last modified: 2011-07-29 03:11:09 EDT
> 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 http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.xen.devel/75161 outlines two possible approaches.
Progress of GRUB2 in Fedora is at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Grub2
This problem was fixed in upstream grub-2 (bzr revno 2480):
2010-06-28 Vladimir Serbinenko <email@example.com>
XEN with Linux grub-mkconfig support.
* conf/common.rmk (grub-mkconfig_SCRIPTS) [linux]: Add 20_linux_xen.
* util/grub-mkconfig.in: Export GRUB_CMDLINE_XEN and
* util/grub.d/20_linux_xen.in: New file.
Corresponding Debian bug closed by upstream:
Did you test it? If you didn't, this should be reopened as TestOnly.
As you wish.