[CentOS-virt] Has anyone gotten Fedora 12 running as a Xen guest?

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Tue Dec 1 18:23:20 UTC 2009

Hmm - I may look into this...  So, I use Cobbler/KOAN to provision my VMs 
and bare metal...  I'll need to investigate a little further to do this 
manually :)

On Tue, 1 Dec 2009, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 12:35:12PM -0500, Scot P. Floess wrote:
>> I am running CentOS 5.4 (both i386 and x86_64 - different physical
>> machines)...  I've been able to get Fedora 11 running as a Xen guest - no
>> trouble.  However, I have had no luck with Fedora 12.  My kickstart file
>> lists /boot as ext3 - but for whatever reason Fedora 12 insists on making
>> /boot ext4.
>> I do have a bare metal machine running Fedora 12, so I thought "let me try
>> to put together a kickstart file denoting /boot as ext3."  I ran
>> system-config-kickstart and about the only difference I saw in syntax was
>> --fstype="ext3" versus what I was doing which is --fstype ext3
>> So, I changed my kickstart file to reflect --fstype="ext3" - the result is
>> still the same:  Fedora 12 insists /boot be ext4.  As a result, when I run
>> xm create <fedora vm name>, it fails stating "Error creating domain: Boot
>> loader didn't return any data!"
>> Please note, this is the same kickstart file I use to install CentOS 5.4
>> (and in the past 5.3) guests - as well as Fedora 11 guests.
>> Has anyone managed to get Fedora 12 running as a Xen guest???
> Fedora 12 installer has a bug, it always creates /boot as ext4 even when
> the kickstart script says ext3.
> This is easy to overcome if you can do manual installation; the normal
> installer (non-kickstart) works, and lets you create ext3 /boot
> partition.
> I'm running F12 Xen PV domUs installed this way, manually.
> -- Pasi
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