[CentOS-virt] Fedora 12 domU will not boot kernel

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Thu Jan 7 12:54:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 06:11:12PM -0500, Tait Clarridge wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I have been trying to get a Fedora 12 domU to boot for the better part
> of the afternoon and haven't had success booting any F12 kernel in Xen.
> I can get Fedora 11 installed no problem, tried to do a preupgrade but
> the when booting the preupgrade kernel through grub (or even from
> outside the domU) the domU reboots very quickly and ultimately crashes.
> As far as I saw in the qemu-dm-xxx.log, xend.log, and xend-debug.log
> there are no messages informing me of what went wrong.
> I am using CentOS 5.3 with the 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5xen kernel. I am unable
> to update the kernel at this time as new drivers cause major disk
> controller issues.

I think 5.4 added some hypervisor/dom0 side fixes, that might be needed
for F12 guests. I'm not totally sure. You can go through redhat bugzillas 
if you want :)

> If it as simple as a kernel update I will try again, but as of right now
> I am stumped so I asking for a little help!
> Has anyone successfully gotten F12 set as a domU using the regular
> CentOS xen and kernel-xen packages?
> xen-3.0.3-80.el5_3.3
> kernel-xen-2.6.18-92.1.22.el5

I've been successfully running both 32bit and 64bit Fedora 12
domUs/guests on EL 5.4 dom0.

What's the actual problem? Use virt-install or virt-manager to install
new F12 guest.

Btw what's your hardware?

-- Pasi

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