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OpenSuse 11.3 & XEN kernel – Boot issue resolved

These “boots” were apparently not exactly made for walking. Just installed OpenSuse 11.3 for fun, and decided to make it a VM host with XEN.

Sounds harmless enough 😀

Until I tried to boot from the XEN kernel….fail

Turns out that the line for booting the kernel in your

/boot/grub/menu.lst

is incorrect: here is an excerpt from an article I found:

“And this was the solution, after changing

kernel /xen.gz vgamode=0x317

to

kernel /xen.gz vga=mode-0x317

booting the xen-kernel worked!”

Mine happened to look like this:

/boot/xen.gz vgamode=0x314

And voila – once I modified the line, I was able to boot into my XEN kernel, as it was designed:

 

Sources:

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