AW: [Fedora-xen] Fedora 10 Release and Virtualization News / Fedora 8 dom0 support for F10 guest domUs

Cole Robinson crobinso at
Wed Nov 26 14:54:13 UTC 2008

Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 04:29:19AM -0800, fcxen user wrote:
>> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:38:29PM +0200, Pasi K?rkk?inen wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:31:31PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:06:36AM +0000, M A Young wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Franz Von Hahn wrote:
>>>>>>> You could propably use CentOS 5.2 als a dom0. It is shipped with a 
>>>>>>> kernel-xen package 2.6.18.x. It works fine for me but i haven't tried 
>>>>>>> F10 so far since i'm acutally downloading the iso image of F10 which 
>>>>>>> takes a long time when using a 1024kpb/s line, you know ;)
>>>>>> I believe you need Centos 5.3 for F10 xen guest clients which, as 
>>>>>> RHEL5.3 beta has only just appeared, probably won't be available until 
>>>>>> after Fedora 8 has EOLed.
>>>>> Yeah.. I believe RHEL 5.2 and CentOS 5.2 has too old python-virtinst
>>>>> to handle/install F10 guests.. 
>>>>> RHEL 5.3 will contain updated python-virtinst that supports F10 guests. 
>>>>> It is already included in RHEL 5.3 beta.
>>>>> If you can't try RHEL 5.3 beta dom0, you could try with installing
>>>>> python-virtinst-0.300.2-10.el5 or newer to your RHEL 5.2 / CentOS 5.2 
>>>>> dom0..
>>>>> it should add support for F10 domUs. For more information check that
>>>>> bugzilla link above.
>>>>> RHEL 5.3 beta announcement:
>>>>> contains:
>>>>> python-virtinst-0.300.2-11.el5
>>>> Oh, and it seems you also need newer libxc:
>>> Yes, that is correct - RHEL-5.2 Xen doesn't understand the new bzImage
>>> style kernels. 
>>> Daniel
>> So is there any way to get F10 domU running on F8 dom0 ?
>> I don't want to have to downgrade all my dom0s to RHEL or CentOS ...
> Based on
> "And we're including that patch now in F-8, F-9 and F-10" libxc bzImage
> support should be fine in Fedora 8 (with all the updates installed).
> Then there's the problem with python-virtinst.. 
> I guess python-virtinst in Fedora 8 cannot handle F10 guests? 
> Latest version in F8 updates seems to be: python-virtinst-0.300.2-4.fc8 
> Which looks too old to support F10 guests..
> So maybe you have to update python-virtinst in F8 and then try again? 

I posted this elsewhere in the thread, but just yesterday I built a new
F8 virtinst which should allow installing F10 xen guests:

It should be in updates testing now. Give it a +1 in bodhi if it works
for you, and the package will eventually make it to the plain updates repo:


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