Xen howto: inexplicable "Kernel image does not exist" error

Matt Pounsett 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.

> M
> 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/ 
>> freebsd-XENU_INSTALL
>> 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?
>> Matt
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