grub2 help for kernel upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 domU on XCP

I wouldn’t be posting if this wasn’t yet another corner case, where things don’t work as they should… I likely built my xcp-xapi box at a bad time for xcp-xapi and grub2, hopefully this helps others…

Situation: installing new virtual kernel on Ubuntu 12.04 domU kernel upgrade crashes royally:

Error: Starting VM – Using to parse /boot/grub/grub.cfg – WARNING:root:Unknown directive load_video – WARNING:root:Unknown directive terminal_output – WARNING:root:Unknown directive else – WARNING:root:Unknown directive else – WARNING:root:Unknown directive else – WARNING:root:Unknown directive else – WARNING:root:Unknown directive else – WARNING:root:Unknown directive export – WARNING:root:Unknown image directive recordfail – WARNING:root:Unknown image directive gfxmode – WARNING:root:Unknown image directive recordfail – WARNING:root:Unknown directive submenu – WARNING:root:Unknown image directive recordfail – WARNING:root:Unknown image directive gfxmode – WARNING:root:Unknown image directive recordfail – Traceback (most recent call last): – File “/usr/lib/xcp/lib/pygrub.xcp”, line 853, in – raise RuntimeError, “Unable to find partition containing kernel” – RuntimeError: Unable to find partition containing kernel

Background: Ubuntu 12.04 dom0 running xcp

Work around (http://blog.403labs.com/post/1546501840/paravirtulization-with-citrix-xenserver-5-5-and-ubuntu):

 xe vm-param-set uuid=<VM-UUID> PV-bootloader-args="--kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-virtual --ramdisk=/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-virtual"
xe vm-param-set uuid=<VM-UUID> PV-args="root=UUID=<disk-UUID> ro -- console=hvc0"

1 Response

  1. oldirtdog October 8, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    I have looked through a ridiculous amount of sites trying to fix a failed Ubuntu dist-upgrade on a XenServer… this was the one that made it work again… thank you SO much!

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