Ticket #8356 (new defect)
guest: booting Xen kernel hangs VM and confuses host
|Reported by:||Helmut S.||Owned by:|
|Cc:||"Schumacher, Bernd" <bernd.schumacher@…>||Guest type:||Linux|
Currently, we have the requirement to simulate hardware running Debian and Xen virtualization, within virtual box (or another virtualization environment). The setup works with vmware. However, the Xen Linux guest hangs on vbox. If hardware virtualization is active for the guest, the setup obviously destabilizes the host system to a degree, where a system reboot is required to make things work again.
We use virtual box 4.0.2_OSEr35621 on Debian Linux 6.0 'Squeeze', Kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64, but observed the very same problem on Lenny. Virtual box has been built from source (retrieved via 'apt-get source sid') for Squeeze, to replace the bundled version 3.2, which showed the same issue.
We try to boot Debian Linux 5.0 'Lenny', using Kernel 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64 and 2.6.26-2-xen-686 - neither works.