Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 808781
cannot boot xen kernel on AGP cards
Last modified: 2012-09-19 15:08:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed F16 on an encrypted filesystem.
Baremetal kernel boots fine (3.3.0-8).
However, when I try to boot any of the Xen entries (4.1, 4.1.2) I am unable to successfully boot to a login screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F16 on encrypted filesystem
2. install Xen
3. try to boot any Xen boot entry
Xen boot process starts, given prompt for encrypted filesystem, then lots of graphical checkerboarding occurs and no login prompt window appears.
Xen boot process starts, given prompt for encrypted filesystem, login prompt window appears.
Nvidia Geforce FX 5600
This isn't really related to encrypted filesystem - but rather that you are using an AGP video card.
The issue is nicely documented in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/917211
I read that bug. Seems close.
I am seeing this problem in an old HP laptop w/Nvidia Geforce FX 5600.
So did they pull AGP support out of Xen kernels?
(In reply to comment #2)
> I read that bug. Seems close.
> I am seeing this problem in an old HP laptop w/Nvidia Geforce FX 5600.
> So did they pull AGP support out of Xen kernels?
No. It was never implemented upstream.
Changing component to "kernel" -- F16 doesn't have Xen-specific kernel.
Closing this out as it's an upstream issue. It will not be fixed for F16.