[Fedora-xen] Xenguest-install.py Tries to boot non-xen kernel Bad File Descriptor

Demetri Mouratis dmourati at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 22:42:16 UTC 2006

I've installed xen on top of FC5 as the dom0 and am running into
trouble starting my first domU.  I'm following the
FedoraXenQuickstartFC5 here:


Here's the dom0:

[root at db4 ~]# uname -a
Linux db4.rnmd.net 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5xen0 #1 SMP Sun May 21 15:34:43
EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

And the command to install:

[root at db4 ~]# xenguest-install.py -n xendomain1 -f
/home/xen/xendomain1 -s 25 -r 256 -l
http://ops1.rnmd.net/fedora/core/5/i386/os -x

And the result:

sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
        /mnt/runtime done
        disabling /dev/loop0
        /proc done
        /dev/pts done
        /sys done
        /tmp/ramfs done
        /selinux done
        /mnt/sysimage/boot done
        /mnt/sysimage/proc done
        /mnt/sysimage/sys done
        /mnt/sysimage/selinux done
        /mnt/sysimage/dev done
        /mnt/sysimage done
rebooting system
Restarting system.
If your install completed successfully, you can restart your
guest by running 'xm create -c xendomain1'.
[root at db4 ~]# xm create -c xendomain1
Using config file "/etc/xen/xendomain1".
Going to boot Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp)
  kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp
  initrd: /initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp.img
Error: (9, 'Bad file descriptor')

It looks to me like the problem is that xm create is trying to boot a
non xen Kernel.

Anyone else seeing this behavior?


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