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

  • To: "Zhao, Yunfeng" <yunfeng.zhao@xxxxxxxxx>, "Subrahmanian, Raj" <raj.subrahmanian@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Li, Xin B" <xin.b.li@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 10:27:39 +0800
  • Delivery-date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 02:29:08 +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 kernel.

I think this is not necessary any more :-), but you need enable acpi and apic 
option in your config file.

BTW, we VMX do support SMP guest on xen now, but changeset 9366 breaks ap 
bringing up from real mode, and I'm fixing it.
If you have any other issue when using SMP kernel, pls tell me.


>-----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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