[CentOS] Issue with CentOS 4.5 as DomU

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Sun Jul 22 11:55:26 UTC 2007


On Sun, 2007-07-22 at 13:49 +0200, mailist at sokol.dynalias.net wrote:
> Hello list,
> 
> I want to virtualize my physical CentOS 4.5 yet. Therefor I download the
> CentOS 4.5 iso. After mounting the iso on my notebook and make the mounted
> iso available via nfs I start on my CentOS 5 xen machine following command:
> 
> virt-install -n myServer --ram=512 -f /virt/myServer.disk -s 150
> --nographics -p --location=nfs:nbk:/media/centos
> 
> This works for CentOS 5 DomUs but CentOS 4.5 brings following error:
> 
> tail -n20 /var/log/xen/xend.log:
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend 2385] DEBUG (image:203) cmdline        =  
> method=nfs:nbk:/media/centos
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend 2385] DEBUG (image:204) ramdisk        =
> /var/lib/xen/initrd.img.MVoEr1
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend 2385] DEBUG (image:205) vcpus          = 1
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend 2385] DEBUG (image:206) features       =
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend.XendDomainInfo 2385] ERROR (XendDomainInfo:202)
> Domain construction failed
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendDomainInfo.py",
> line 195, in create
>     vm.initDomain()
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendDomainInfo.py",
> line 1377, in initDomain
>     raise VmError(str(exn))
> VmError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend.XendDomainInfo 2385] DEBUG (XendDomainInfo:1463)
> XendDomainInfo.destroy: domid=16
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend.XendDomainInfo 2385] DEBUG (XendDomainInfo:1471)
> XendDomainInfo.destroyDomain(16)
> [2007-07-22 13:46:23 xend 2385] ERROR (SrvBase:88) Request create failed.
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/web/SrvBase.py", line 85, in
> perform
>     return op_method(op, req)
>   File
> "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/server/SrvDomainDir.py", line
> 82, in op_create
>     raise XendError("Error creating domain: " + str(ex))
> XendError: Error creating domain: (22, 'Invalid argument')
> 
> Any suggestions? Thanks.

I see that you're using x86_64 ... is the CentOS 4.5 iso that you've
downloaded also x86_64 ? 

-- 
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
Solution ? 
echo '16i[q]sa[ln0=aln100%Pln100/snlbx]sbA0D4D465452snlbxq' | dc
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