[CentOS-virt] Upgrading Xen 3 on SL 5 server with CentOS 5 and SL 5

Wed Mar 11 14:30:57 UTC 2015
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 3:33 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 2:01 PM, George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 9:49 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 10:07:54AM -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>>>>> Sorry about the accidental bulky quoting! Boston public transit is still slow from storms, and I'm using my phone right now.
>>>>> Also, has Xen console access gotten any better for fully virtualized guests? I've just been forcibly reminded how awkward it was to access the Linux installation screens to manipulate kickstart setups.
>>>> I haven't had problems accessing the graphical console of PV or HVM guests. I'm usually using virt-viewer to use the VNC console.
>>>> -- Pasi
>>> I was referring to the TTY text console, the one that allows
>>> manipulation of boot options. It looks like it's still pretty awkward.
>> What's awkward about it?  When I've passed "serial=pty" in the HVM
>> config file and run "xl console", everything seems to work pretty well
>> for me.
> And playing with the grub settings. And making sure that the installer
> correctly handles serial access, which tends to confuse the heck out
> of anaconda, and has only gotten worse with the pointlessly and
> insistently graphical installers in CentOS 7.
> I'm not blaming the CentOS team, this came from Fedora upstream to RHEL.

Ah, right -- my primary hat is as Xen developer, so I thought you were
complaining about something on the xen side, not on the installer
side. :-)