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Old 06-18-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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Dom U Installation Problems on RHEL5+ Xen (installation exits abnormally)


I installed Xen on RHEL 5.

After that I have been trying to install a guest RHEL4.5 os .

I use the gui and a http based installation..The installation starts and suddenly I get 'install exited abnormally' error.

But after this I see the new domain listed in Virtual Machine Manager . But I cannot type any thing to its console . I am attaching the Virtual Machine screen shot , details of the config file created for this domain and the details printed on the console of new Domain.

Can any one tell me what might be the problem and what should I do to get rid of this situation.
(Is it because I am allocating low memory to the new domain ..125 MB)

[root@dyn-9-1-75-65 xen]# xm console 1
Linux version 2.6.9-55.ELxenU ( (gcc version 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-3)) #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 17:30:23 EDT 2007
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
Xen: 0000000000000000 - 0000000008200000 (usable)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
138MB LOWMEM available.
Using x86 segment limits to approximate NX protection
IRQ lockup detection disabled
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: method=
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=c0338000 soft=c0318000
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 16384 bytes)
Xen reported: 2392.036 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
vmalloc area: c9800000-f4ffe000, maxmem 2d800000
Memory: 119236k/141312k available (1450k kernel code, 13788k reserved, 539k data, 124k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Initializing.
SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.
selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized as secondary
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Brought up 1 CPUs
checking if image is isn't (ungzip failed); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 8192k freed
Grant table initialized
NET: Registered protocol family 16
Brought up 1 VCPUs
xen_mem: Initialising balloon driver.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1182189915.812:1): initialized
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
ksign: Installing public key data
Loading keyring
- Added public key 3629C5F482105A7
- User ID: Red Hat, Inc. (Kernel Module GPG key)
rtc: IRQ 8 is not free.
i8042.c: No controller found.
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
Xen virtual console successfully installed as xvc0
Event-channel device installed.
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 98304 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
XENBUS: Device with no driver: device/vbd/51712
XENBUS: Device with no driver: device/vif/0
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: ext2 filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 8192KiB [1 disk] into ram disk... done.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).

# Automatically generated xen config file
name = "RHELGuest1"
memory = "130"
disk = [ 'tap:aio:/var/lib/xen/images/RHELGuest1.dsk,xvda,w', ]
vif = [ 'mac=00:16:3e:1b:51:d3, bridge=xenbr0', ]
vfb = ["type=vnc,vncunused=1"]
uuid = "60c2e7e3-3dbd-de71-59aa-fdcf0a63fb0b"
on_reboot = 'restart'
on_crash = 'restart'

Out puts during installation:

mmap /dev/mem: Bad address
Probing for video card: Framebuffer driver (generic)
mmap /dev/mem: Bad address
probing for monitor type : Unknown monitor
probing for mouse type: No mouse
Attempting to start native X server (successful)
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done


Last edited by dmpatra; 06-18-2007 at 03:54 PM.
Old 07-24-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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I'm having exact problem... I'm installing Ubuntu as Full Virtualization, and I go thruy the motions of making the simple file filesystem, and then when I press next, the console goes black and accepts no keyboard input. If I close it, and try to reopen it it gives an error about domain possibly being open (but it isn't. )

Baffling problem..


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