[CentOS-virt] Has anyone been able to start a Fedora 16 VM in Xen PV?

Mon Dec 19 13:33:22 UTC 2011
Scot P. Floess <sfloess at nc.rr.com>


I've had a heck of a time getting Fedora 16 to run as a guest VM under 
CentOS 5.7 host as a paravirtualized Xen guest.  I believe the issue has 
something to do with Fedora 16 using grub2...

When I attempt to start the VM (via xm create), I get this error:

Using config file "/etc/xen/fedora-workstation".
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/pygrub", line 686, in ?
     fs = fsimage.open(file, get_fs_offset(file))
IOError: [Errno 95] Operation not supported
No handlers could be found for logger "xend"
Error: Boot loader didn't return any data!

In my kickstart, I had to create a partition for F16 as:

part biosboot --fstype=biosboot --size=1

I didn't readily find the error when googling...

Has anyone been able to run F16 as a PV guest?  And if so, what did you do 
to make it happen?????


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