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Re: [Xen-users] problems creating wondows 2003 guest

To: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] problems creating wondows 2003 guest
From: "trilok nuwal" <tc.nuwal@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 15:34:28 +0530
Cc: dror shenkar <dror.shenkar@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On 5/16/07, Petersson, Mats <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> dror shenkar
> Sent: 16 May 2007 06:31
> To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-users] problems creating wondows 2003 guest
> I'm trying to create a windows 2003 guest. Now it seems that
> the guest was created, but it has no state, and i get an
> error when trying to switch to its console (see below).
> I also attached the log file containing the info logged
> during guest creation.
> Did anyone encounter this behavior?
> root@drors-xen:/guests# xm create w2k3.cfg
> Using config file "w2k3.cfg".
> Started domain w2k3-001
> root@drors-xen:/guests # xm list
> Name                                      ID Mem(MiB) VCPUs
> State   Time(s)
> Domain-0                                   0     1439     2
> r-----    143.1
> w2k3-001                                   4      512     1
> ------      0.0
> root@drors-xen:/guests# xm console 4

In general, xm console doesn't work in fully virtualized domains unless
you also set the OS to use serial port as console (which isn't really a

Sorry Mats ,  But you are saying to modify grub.conf to use serial port as console.
serial --unit=0 --speed=115200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1

or we have something to define in config file of hvm domain itself to do this.

viable option in Windows anyways).

I'd like to see your /var/log/xen/qemu.<pid>.log (the one for the
qemu-dm running at the time when you start w2k3-001).

Also check "xm dmesg" to see if it's got any errors...

> xenconsole: Could not read tty from store: No such file or directory
> Thanks, Dror

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