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Re: [Xen-users] UEFI bios

  • To: Xen-users <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Mark Pryor <tlviewer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:05:59 +0000 (UTC)
  • Delivery-date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:06:19 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>

dpkg -L xen-utils-4.6

check that path/size. If its more than 1.5 MB it has an embedded OVMF bios.

You can try to specify an alternate ovmf bios:

in xl config. This was supported in xen-4.9 and above.
On Friday, October 27, 2017 2:25 PM, Mark Pryor <tlviewer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


The 16.04 distro has Xen 4.6.5 and qemu-2.5, although xen4.6 released using qemu-2.2.

I don't believe there was support for OVMF bios in qemu-2.2, nor in xen-4.6. You can tell if Xen was built with OVMF bios support when you see hvmloader> 1.5 MB, since it is carrying an embedded 1MB blob.

I know the preferences of many 16.04 Xen users and the majority will not use the distro packages, but prefer a source build like this:

If you navigate up you can find xen-4.8 builds too.

##xen-packaging Freenode IRC

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:19 AM, Phil Susi <psusi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm trying to emulate a system with UEFI bios.  I set the bios='ovmf'
option in the config, but the domain just shuts down immediately.  Is
there some specific path where it is looking for the file, and maybe not
finding it and not logging any error?  I seem to have
/usr/share/ovmf/OVMF.fd and /usr/share/qemu/OVMF.fd.

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