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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: Virtualization Test Day for F16 and Xen

On 09/21/2011 01:03 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>>> So, there's a meta-point here: we currently 'require' Beta releases to
>>>> boot as guests on Xen hosts:
>>>> "The release must boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation
>>>> where the virtual host is running a supported Xen implementation"
>>>> I really don't have much knowledge of Xen and haven't followed this
>>>> discussion closely, but do any currently-known bugs prevent this? If so,
>>>> please flag them up so they can be considered as Beta blockers...thanks!
> I filled Bug 740378 - F16: Can't use keyboard when installing F16-Alpha under 
> Xen (regression) as guest
> which is pretty descripting what is below.
> Also adding in Jeremy's workaround in it.

Though I couldn't repro the general problems I was having - I later did
a clean F14 install with no problems.  So I don't really know what's
going on here; I might try another F16 hvm install to see how it goes.

But there is a bona-fide bug that F16 doesn't include xen-platform-pci
by default in its initramfs, so it ends up unplugging its emulated
devices without discovering the PV ones to replace them...

> Besides that, there is also
> 738085 - Patch to reduce spurious Xen entries in grub menu 
> which has a patch to fix the grub2 menu-thingy..

I'd noticed that - though at present I haven't managed to get F16 Xen to
boot in an hvm domain (it hangs when setting up interrupts in the nested


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