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Unable to boot XEN full virtualized guest installations from physical media

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


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.


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.


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


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  • Document ID:7011871
  • Creation Date: 04-Mar-2013
  • Modified Date:18-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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