I have successfully installed Fedora 18 Beta as Dom0 on one computer,
and am now trying to do the same on another. I am using all of the
standard Fedora 18 packages, including xen-4.2.0-6.fc18.x86_64.
On the second computer, I ended up with an EFI grub2 install.
I used yum to install xen, and noted that the package installation did
not update /etc/grub2-efi.cfg.
I ran grub2-mkconfig by hand, and this added Xen entries to
/etc/grub2-efi.cfg. However, booting failed: grub2 complained that it
did not know the multiboot keyword.
Does anyone have experience getting EFI grub2 to boot Xen/Fedora 18?
Is my trouble expected?
On Thu, 2012-12-06 at 16:20 -0700, Jim Fehlig wrote:
> >> V2:
> >> Remove 128 vcpu limit.
> >> Remove split_string_into_string_list() function copied from xen
> >> sources since libvirt now has virStringSplit().
> > Tested on Fedora 18, with its use of xen 4.2. ACK; let's get this pushed.
> Thanks, pushed.
(letting virt(a)lists.fedoraproject.org and xen(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
<xen(a)lists.fedoraproject.org> know about that!)
<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://retis.sssup.it/people/faggioli
Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)
On Fri, 30 Nov 2012, Jim Fehlig wrote:
> Dario Faggioli wrote:
>> On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 00:25 +0000, M A Young wrote:
>>> I did a bit of testing and got the F18 libvirt to build against xen 4.2
>>> (the patch needed some minor tweaks). I haven't tested if it actually
> What tweaks were needed? If these tweaks need squashed into the patch,
> please respond to the thread on the libvirt mail list.
I assume they are just changes needed to get the patch to apply to libvirt
0.10.2.1 which is the version Fedora 18 has. The differences are in the
surrounding code, for example extra spaces and an if-else chain which was
a case statement in your patch.
>> Me neither, but I think I can give it a try (next week), do you have
>> pkgs? Should I build it myself?
I have done a scratch build of F18 libvirt with version 2 of the patch
(with the same minor tweaks) for Fedora 18 which is at
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=4747052 . It will also
build on Fedora 17 if you have (non-standard) xen 4.2 installed.
On Fri, 26 Oct 2012, George Dunlap wrote:
> What's the code freeze date for Fedora 18? There are some people working on
> 4.2 support for libvirt, so if that was working within the next month or two,
> could it be back-ported to the libvirt in Fedora?
The final change deadline is currently 26th November. That may not be an
absolute deadline, but you have a better chance of the libvirt team
accepting changes before then.