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[Bug 208380] XEN is not added to GRUB's menu
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 15:47:13 -0700 (MST)
  • Message-id: <20061030224713.05BDC25C889@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=208380


lbendixs@xxxxxxxxxx changed:

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------- Comment #8 from lbendixs@xxxxxxxxxx 2006-10-30 15:47 MST -------
I am posting a comment because I think that the wrong fix was probably applied
here.
One or the other (not both) of kernel-xen or kernel-xenpae needs to be
installed with xen based on how much memory the machine has, and it appears
that with the fix from comment 7 that kernel-xen is used in every case. Thus,
kernel-xenpae will never be installed, if I am correct, and 32 bit hardware
will be limited to a small amount of RAM which is bad for implementing a number
of VM's (increasing to critical).

My experiance was that when I did a Xen pattern install during initial
installation, the xen kernel WAS installed (somewhat contrary to comment #6,
see bug 215736). On a machine that had 4G Memory kernel-xenpae was installed
and on one with only 1G RAM kernel-xen was installed so I think the code is
already in there to install the correct xen kernel, we just need to have the
GRUB boot menu entry added properly.

To clarify, adding kernel-xen to the xen pattern will NOT ultimately solve the
original problem mentioned here. Comment 6 refers to post installing xen for
which all those details in the comment are accurate but the real problem for
this entry is in the initial install(as mentioned in bug 215736).
For further reference please see bugs 143367, 163138, and 161559 which all
indicate that something in perl-bootloader needs altered in 10.2 for this to
work. These are some of the bugs related to similar issues that occured in
10.1 and SLES10. These bugs also indicate that perhaps Andreas Gruenbacher
knows a lot about how this works and may be a good resource.
As a side note, (this probably belongs in another bug...) the kernel-xen and
kernel-xenpae entries in the grub menu look rather ugly compared to how they
have looked in past releases.
regards,
Lynn


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