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

Sun Jul 8 17:02:59 UTC 2012
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 08:33:22AM -0500, Scot P. Floess wrote:
> All,
> 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!

Just adding the info here.. Latest Xen pygrub in centos 5.8 properly supports grub2 and Fedora 16/17 PV domUs,
with and without GPT partitioned disk.

Also there's the "nogpt" boot option for Fedora 16+ installer to force it to create MSDOS partition table instead of GPT.

-- Pasi