Xen: Error - No kernel was found...

Hello World.

Can anyone advise on the following problem…

openSUSE 11 ( on 4Gb Dell D830 (Intel Core2 Duo CPU T9300 64 Bit) using traditional networking (ifconfig) and hard IP address (not DHCP).

I can run ‘Create Virtual Machines’ from YaST and set it all up, but the following things happen:

(1) If I install SLED or SLES 10SP2 (just do a default install: next, next, next…) then it will go through all the install screens and copy all the files but when it gets to the first reboot will display “Error - No kernel was found. The installation may have failed.”

(2) If I try to start Virtual Machine Manager from YaST it flashes briefly on the screen and vanishes. If I start virt-manager from a shell (as root, obviously) it appears but as soon as I click on the host (which says “Disconnected”) it will then close virt-manager. Therefore I cannot open the VM I installed in the previous step.

I am successfully running Xen on SLES10 on other hardware.

I have successfully run Xen on SLED10SP1 on this hardware. (It was running SLED & Xen OK then I rebuilt it with openSUSE 11 & Xen which is not OK).

I have tried different installation sources so my source media is not corrupt.

The kernel is installed because, if it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be able to do step (1).

I have removed and re-added the Xen components via YaST.

Can anyone offer any thoughts as to where I go from here?



The second problem was fixed with the libvirt from Bug 398932.

I have logged a new bug 407531 for the first problem.