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RE: [Xen-devel] Problem bringing up 32-bit Sles 9 on a Dom-VT

  • To: "Subrahmanian, Raj" <raj.subrahmanian@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Zhao, Yunfeng" <yunfeng.zhao@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 10:18:48 +0800
  • Delivery-date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 02:20:15 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] Problem bringing up 32-bit Sles 9 on a Dom-VT


Most vmx guests of us,like SLES9 IA32/IA32e, SLES10 IA32, Windows XP SP1/SP2 
IA32,windows 2003 IA32,RHEL4U1/2 IA32/IA32e and FC3/4 IA32/IA32e, were 
installed from cdrom/iso by ourself.
But there are some other linux OSes still could not be installed in VMX, like 
sles10 ia32e and FC2 ia32/ia32e guests.
To create these guests, you may need to install these native linuxs on a 
physical machine ,and copy all files under / into a guest image, and then 
install grub on the image. 
You also can try to use qemu to install it.

BTW: To install IA32e linux guests you need to add "noacpi nolapic" to the 


-----Original Message-----
From: Subrahmanian, Raj [mailto:raj.subrahmanian@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 2006年3月25日 9:57
To: Zhao, Yunfeng; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Problem bringing up 32-bit Sles 9 on a Dom-VT


Thanks. It was indeed a multi-proc kernel issue. We did not realise that
the SUSE install program was installing a smp kernel by default.
How do you guys normally create your installs? Do you perform a standard
install off a cdrom (basically treating the DOM-VT as a standard uniproc
machine?) or do you use a downloaded disk image?


-----Original Message-----
From: Zhao, Yunfeng [mailto:yunfeng.zhao@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 7:50 PM
To: Zhao, Yunfeng; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Subrahmanian, Raj
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Problem bringing up 32-bit Sles 9 on a Dom-VT

There should be no problem to install and boot sles9 ia32 guest on xen
x86_64.I had tried this against 9251 and didn't meet any problem.
Can you check if the guest uses up kernel? If it's smp kernel, it's
possible that you cannot boot it up.
Please also try to switch the console of guest with Ctrl+Alt+Fx and see
if have any error messages printed?

And a SLES9 IA32 guest image also could be downloaded from the link


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