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Unable to boot XEN full virtualized guest installations from physical media

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 2

Situation

Starting an installation of a XEN full virtualized guest from a physical media fails with:
Booting from CD-Rom...
CDROM boot failure code : 0003
Boot from CD-Rom failed: could not read the boot disk
No bootable device.
Powering off in 30 seconds.

Resolution

Workaround: Please create an ISO image of the CD / DVD using dd (e.g.,dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/image.iso) until a fix becomes available.

Fix: Update xen and its dependencies to 4.1.4_02-0.5.1 or later.

Cause

Writeback handling for IDE devices in /usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7011871
  • Creation Date:04-MAR-13
  • Modified Date:09-JUL-13
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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