Xen howto: inexplicable "Kernel image does not exist" error
matt at conundrum.com
Thu Nov 29 07:40:15 PST 2007
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On 2007-Nov-29, at 01:29, Le Cocq Michel wrote:
> I'm in front of the same trouble, did you find a solution ?
No, I haven't found a solution, and haven't received any
suggestions. I've moved on until the FreeBSD under Xen thing becomes
a bit more baked.
> Matt Pounsett a écrit :
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>> I'm trying to get FreeBSD running under Xen on a RedHat RHEL5
>> box. I seem to be stumped really early in the process by
>> something... strange. I don't have a good explanation for it,
>> other than Xen doing something weird, and thought I'd ask if
>> anyone else had seen something similar. All the information I've
>> found googling this error relates to users forgetting to install
>> key packages, which doesn't seem to be related here.
>> Basically, I'm following the directions at http://www.yuanjue.net/
>> xen/howto.html. When I hit step 4, and try to run "xm create",
>> xen complains:
>> # xm create -c freebsd_xen_INSTALL
>> Using config file "./freebsd_xen_INSTALL".
>> Error: Kernel image does not exist: /home/mattp/FreeBSD-XENU/
>> However, that kernel file does exist:
>> # ls -l /home/mattp/FreeBSD-XENU/freebsd-XENU_INSTALL
>> - -rw-r--r-- 1 mattp users 7379253 Aug 26 2006 /home/mattp/
>> I'm using the config file suggested by the instructions with only
>> two changes:
>> 1) change the 'kernel' reference to the kernel file listed above
>> 2) change the 'disk' reference to the image file created in step 1
>> (I also tried without this change)
>> Am I missing something here? Looks to me like either Xen is
>> trying to chroot somewhere before loading the kernel (don't see
>> anything relevant in the config file I downloaded) or something is
>> broken somewhere.
>> Has this been seen before, or does anyone have suggestions about
>> where to check for the error?
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