Xen Dom0 support is not included in F9

John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
Thu Apr 24 17:23:39 UTC 2008

I think we need to say something about (see below) here:


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: F9 PreView Anaconda,XEN, Xorg Problems
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 15:38:02 -0400
From: Jon Stanley <jonstanley at gmail.com>
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On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM, David M Burgess
<davidburgess at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> I've just finished installing the Preview Release on three different
>  hardware platforms.
>  Big problems with them all.
>  I'm installing on dual core 64 bit hardware"
>  Lenovo T61p     - dual core Intel
>  Asus A7N-M2     - AMD M2
>  Sun Ultra20 M2  - AMD Opteron
>  All the boxes have 2Gig of RAM and SATA drives, each box also has a
>  NVidia video card - different one in all three.
>  When Anaconda gets to part where you configure the network cards eth0
>  has no check mark but eth1 does and Anaconda is set to configure that by
>  default.  A minor problem but still wrong.

I'll check this out.

>  Far more seriously XEN refuses to boot on any of the three platforms I
>  even installed the 32 bit PR on the Asus box and had a similar reaction.

Xen Dom0 support is not included, nor slated to be included, in F9.
Folks that need Xen Dom0 are advised to stay with F8.  For more
information, see

>  When I tried to update the base PR using
>  System->Administration->Add/Remove Software it took more than 40 minutes
>  to return and tell me that there were no updates nor any additional
>  software to install.  So I installed yumex and it worked fine.

Not sure, maybe some PackageKit guys can answer this one

>  The Anaconda and PackageKit problems are merely irritating, the XEN and
>  X are show stoppers for us.

You didn't mention any X problems.

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