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Thread: Can't boot in to the Xen kernel

  1. #1
    fgm1147 NNTP User

    Default Can't boot in to the Xen kernel

    Downloaded SuSE 11.0, everything worked right from the get go, great!!

    System is as follows: Intel Duo Core 2.8Ghz, 4GB ram, Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS, SB Audigy 2, (on board sound disabled).

    I am using Lilo as my boot manager and I dual boot with Windows Server 2008, so far so good.

    In Windows I can get the HyperV to work just fine, however, I do not get the option to boot the Xen kernel, I'd much rather have Windows running under Linux then the other way around.

    Here is my lilo.conf file, it lists the Xen kernel, but it is not offered as an option on the boot screen.

    *************************************************************
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Thu Jul 10 22:11:33 MDT 2008
    menu-scheme = Wb:kw:Wb:Wb
    timeout = 150
    lba32
    change-rules
    reset
    prompt
    default = Linux_2
    message = /boot/message
    boot = /dev/sda

    image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: xen###
    label
    append = " resume=/dev/sdb3 splash=silent showopts"
    vga = 0x31a
    initrd = /boot/initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    root = /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AACS-_WD-WCASU1570960-part2

    image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-default
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    label = Linux_2
    append = " resume=/dev/sdb3 splash=silent showopts"
    vga = 0x31a
    initrd = /boot/initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-default
    root = /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AACS-_WD-WCASU1570960-part2
    image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-default
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    label = Failsafe_3
    append = "showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume edd=off x11failsafe"
    vga = 0x31a
    initrd = /boot/initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-default
    root = /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AACS-_WD-WCASU1570960-part2

    other = /dev/sda1
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 1###
    label = windows_1

    other = /dev/sda2
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 2###
    label = windows_2

    other = /dev/sda3
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 3###
    label = windows_3

    other = /dev/sda4
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 4###
    label = windows_4
    ***************************************************************

    The underlined section in lilo.conf is highlighted in red when I look at it in VI, also there is no label listed for this line, maybe it should be listed as "Linux_1"?

    I don't know why I have 4 Windows listed, maybe because I have 4 Windows partitions, though only the first has the boot record installed.

    Any help is greatly appreciated


    FrankM

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    Default Re: Can't boot in to the Xen kernel

    Hi Frank,

    For what you are trying to do (running an XP desktop in Linux) give VirtualBox a look... Much easier for desktop use than Xen (as Xen is aimed at server virtualization rather than to be used on the desktop)
    Virtualbox also includes guest add on tools to boost performance.

    The OSS version of VirtualBox can be installed using Software Management, but you can also download and install a version that also includes USB support and some other extra features.

    There are enough posts in the forum if this sounds like a plan...

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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