How can I install Fedora Workstation on Xen 6.5?
guyinpv last edited by
I wanted to give Fedora Workstation 23 a try but it won't install on Xen. The first page of the Fedora installer shows up, but as it loads, it just quits saying "Oh no! Something has gone wrong. ... A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. All extensions have been disabled as a precaution."
From what I can gather, this is most likely a graphics issue.
I know Xen can do some fancy PCI passthrough stuff, VGA passthrough, but the tutorials on that are like 400 page works of art, not meant for mere mortals to grasp.
As a general question, can I passthrough the VGA that built in to the server? Will that screw up anything or do I need an absolutely dedicated graphics card for JUST the one VM to use?
Either way, are there any simple instructions on enabling VGA passthrough for this VM?
A lot of people do the passthrough trick with Windows to enable better gaming or 3D apps and Aero and so forth, but I've not seen it done for a Linux VM.
Ideas? Does Fedora even work on Xen in the first place?
PS - Xen has a handful of RedHat templates which I initially tried to use but didn't work. Only doing a custom setup did I even get this far with Fedora.
Good Luck. I tried for hours, and never got it working.
What template are you using? I'm surprised that the latest RHEL template does not work. Fedora 23 is its own animal and a lot newer than XenServer 6.5 (Xen is only up to 4.4, XenServer is at 7 these days.) It might be that you just need to update XenServer.
guyinpv last edited by
The RHEL templates go up to 7, and I don't know how that translates to Fedora version 23.
Regardless, I don't think it's the template that causes this. There doesn't seem to be anybody who has installed these later versions, though I've found people mentioned being able to use up to version 20.
I just don't know. Part of my says I should be able to emulate "anything", but obviously that must not be true. That leaves me with the question, what is it about an OS that makes it NOT VM-able on Xen?
Just have to stick to Ubuntu I guess.
Fedora 23 is newer than anything from RHEL or CentOS.
stacksofplates last edited by
Try the other install template.