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[Xen-users] Creating a Fedora 11 DomU

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  • From: Ian Murray <murrayie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:33:29 +0000 (GMT)
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Hi All,

I just tried to create a DomU using the following method... (I normally use the 
Xen install kernel when I create CentOS domus, but when I tried that with the 
PXE image, that had the same effect as below). This is the first time I have 
created a Fedora domu in ages... years, even.

virt-install \
              --paravirt \
              --name demo \
              --ram 500 \
              --file /xen/demo.img \
              --file-size 6 \
              --nographics \

Whilst it worked, I got no chance to set any packages and I ended up with a 
pretty empty domu, with no networking, etc. In fact, examining the console I 
don't get much in the way of output, compared to me CentOS domu's.

PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found
IO APIC resources could be not be allocated.
        Welcome to Fedora 
        Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
Starting udev: [  OK  ]
Setting hostname localhost.localdomain:  [  OK  ]
mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automatically
Setting up Logical Volume Management:   2 logical volume(s) in volume group 
"VolGroup" now active
[  OK  ]
Checking filesystems
Checking all file systems.
[/sbin/fsck.ext4 (1) -- /] fsck.ext4 -a /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root 
/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root: clean, 17225/310688 files, 169285/1242112 blocks
[/sbin/fsck.ext3 (1) -- /boot] fsck.ext3 -a /dev/xvda1 
/dev/xvda1: clean, 36/51200 files, 20599/204800 blocks
[  OK  ]
Remounting root filesystem in read-write mode:  [  OK  ]
Mounting local filesystems:  [  OK  ]
Enabling /etc/fstab swaps:  [  OK  ]
Entering non-interactive startup
ip6tables: Applying firewall rules: [  OK  ]
iptables: Applying firewall rules: [  OK  ]
Starting auditd: [  OK  ]
Starting system logger: [  OK  ]
Starting system message bus: [  OK  ]
Starting sshd: [  OK  ]
Starting exim: [  OK  ]
[  OK  ] crond: [  OK  ]

Fedora release 11 (Leonidas)
Kernel on an x86_64 (/dev/hvc0)

localhost.localdomain login:

I've had a quite a google and couldn't really figure out what I am doing wrong. 
I am sure I am doing something stupid, so please put me out of my misery. I 
think I have been living in a CentOS comfort zone for too long!

Thanks in advance,


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