View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unable to install Hardy as Xen DomU Guest

June 13th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Hello all,

I have googled and searched through the forums and realize that there is an issue vis a vis Hardy within the context of it being a Xen DomU guest. I have reviewed and attempted to apply the kernel as being discussed in this following thread:


and also posted this same question - wanted to try this forum too in case anyone has encountered same issues and have overcomed it:

Xen host - dom0 - Centos 5.1

I would like to install Ubuntu hardy as a domU. The only Ubuntu
version I can install properly with no problem is dapper (6.06).

What I have done so far:

1. Install dapper as DomU (using the virt-install Xen CLI tool)
2. Upgrade dapper - using Ubuntu instructions to upgrade.
3. Dapper is upgraded successfully to a kernel: 2.6.15-51-amd64-generic
4. I tried to upgrade to 8.04 - gksu "update-manager -c"
5. The long process completed successfully and I rebooted.
6. Upon reboot the new kernel was stuck - and would not boot - it
seems like it is unable to load the virtual HDisks driver

7. I found the above thread and downloaded the kernel and installed via:
dpkg -i <file>

8. It generated the kernels:
and initrd image:

9. Attempt to boot, I am unable to successfully boot - process pauses
with the error:

"Error 13: ... unsupported executable format" ... (indicates the xen kernel) "

Any thought or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



July 27th, 2008, 07:13 PM

Have you had any luck in getting Hardy installed as a domU guest?