Xen howto: inexplicable "Kernel image does not exist" error
matt at conundrum.com
Mon Oct 22 12:08:53 PDT 2007
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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
# xm create -c freebsd_xen_INSTALL
Using config file "./freebsd_xen_INSTALL".
Error: Kernel image does not exist: /home/mattp/FreeBSD-XENU/freebsd-
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/FreeBSD-
I'm using the config file suggested by the instructions with only two
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
Has this been seen before, or does anyone have suggestions about
where to check for the error?
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