[Fedora-xen] Fedora 10 on RHEL5.3 x86_64

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Mon Mar 23 18:46:55 UTC 2009


On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 09:53:14PM +0100, Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer wrote:
> Hello Mike,
> 
> I've been browsing the web for I've been having the same issue you
> describe in the email attached below...  Have you made any progress?
> 
> I've been able to install F10 on RHEL 5.3 but only has an HVM.  Now I'm
> trying to switch it to paravirt and no luck.  It just doesn't even start
> booting.  Creating an empty shell and telling it to use F10 initrd and
> kernel yields the same result.
> 
> I should get more time to investigate this week but I was wondering if
> you figured it out?
> 

I just installed 32bit Fedora 10 Xen domU guest on CentOS 5.3 dom0. It seems to
work just fine.. 

I had to create a kickstart file that forces installation of kernel-PAE instead of 
normal non-PAE kernel, because only PAE kernels are supported for 32bit Xen PV domUs.

It's known Fedora 10 anaconda installer bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470905

64bit Fedora 10 Xen domU shouldn't have this bug/problem.

My F10 Xen domU kickstart installation file is here:
http://pasik.reaktio.net/fedora/f10-xen-domu-ks.cfg

-- Pasi

> Best,
> 
> > On Fri, 13 Feb 2009, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > On Fri, 13 Feb 2009, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 21:21 +0100, Olivier Renault wrote:
> > >
> > > > There is no xen kernel within F10 so you will need to install it as
> > > > a
> > > > FV VM.
> > >
> > > Yes, there is - the bare-metal kernel has pv_ops Xen support. You may
> > > have been bitten by this bug, though:
> > >
> > >   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/470905
> > >     anaconda installs the wrong kernel for i686 xen guests.
> > >
> > 
> > Its not even getting to stage 2 during install I'm afraid.
> > 
> > 	-Mike
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer                         mchouque at free.fr
>             The sun itself sees not till heaven clears.
> 	             -- William Shakespeare --
> 




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