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[Fedora-xen] Windows Vista RC1 on Xen 3.0.3 FC6



Hello,

I now have Windows Vista RC1 attempting to boot using the following hvm file:

# Automatically generated xen config file
name = "WindowsVistaRC1"
builder = "hvm"
memory = "784"
disk = [ 'phy:/dev/hdc1,hda,w', 'file:/tmp/WINDOWS_VISTA.iso,hdc:cdrom,r' ]
vif = [ 'type=ioemu, mac=00:16:3e:0f:a7:08, bridge=xenbr0', ]
uuid = "7232d84d-f579-a4f1-d190-b31ebb66faf9"
device_model = "/usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
vnc=1
vncunused=1
#sdl=1
apic=1
acpi=1
pae=1
boot="d"

vcpus=1
serial = "pty" # enable serial console
on_reboot   = 'restart'
on_crash    = 'destroy'


I can see it boot from the DVD image and start to load the installer.  It gets to the point where the black screen progress bar is at 100% and then I see the DomU processor drop to 0% and it does nothing.

xend.log shows nothing useful

the qemu-dm.*.log shows:
domid: 28
qemu: the number of cpus is 1
shared page at pfn:30fff, mfn: 3a0af
buffered io page at pfn:30ffd, mfn: 3a0b1
char device redirected to /dev/pts/1
False I/O request ... in-service already: 0, pvalid: 0, port: 0, data: 0, count: 0, size: 0

and the xend-debug.log shows this:
Nothing to flush.
Nothing to flush.
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/server/SrvDomainDir.py", line 77, in op_create
    dominfo = self.xd.domain_create(config)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendDomain.py", line 228, in domain_create
    dominfo = XendDomainInfo.create(config)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendDomainInfo.py", line 195, in create
    vm.initDomain()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendDomainInfo.py", line 1335, in initDomain
    balloon.free(memory + shadow)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/balloon.py", line 166, in free
    raise VmError(
VmError: I need 1070492 KiB, but dom0_min_mem is 262144 and shrinking to 262144 KiB would leave only 773804 KiB free.

I have tried chaning the APIC, ACPI and PAE settings to every possible combo and it only made it worse.

I did create a partition for this install...  Actually I gave it it's own whole disk drive.  The partition is /dev/hdc1 but it is not formatted.  I assumed Windows would format it as needed.  Does anyone know if it should be formatted as ext3 for it to work?

--
Ian Patton
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