Category: Linux

Citrix Xenserver & Ubuntu 12+ VM’s fail to boot / missing bootloader

Error in XenCenter when booting some Linux VM’s using out-dated templates ie XenServer’s paravirtualized bootloader (pygrub) is unable to handle the newest versions of Grub bootloader in VM’s Specific error message “The bootloader for this VM returned an error – did the VM installation succeed? Unable to find partition containing kernel” Disclaimer: Make a backup […]

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FreeNAS 8.3 ISCSI & XenServer

Experienced something very strange in our XenServer farm. Noticed some VM’s were shutdown while others appeared UP, however, not responsive. I restarted the FreeNas server after trying to restart the ISCSI service failed. The server experienced a complete power outage in our datacenter even though it was plugged into A & B power. I’ll get […]

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XenServer Boot errors from an ISO

Error: PM Error: Starting VM ‘Ubuntu 32’ – The bootloader for this VM returned an error — did the VM installation succeed? INVALID_SOURCE Unable to access a required file in the specified repository: file:///tmp/cdrom-repo-mRk5kz/install/vmlinuz. Open Xen server console. Run the following command #xe vm-list Note the uuid of your Virtual machine. Example: uuid ( RO) […]

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LinuxMint standing upgrade gone wrong

So impressed with LinuxMint 14 running Cinnamon on an older Sony VGN-NW240F Laptop; decided to upgrade to 15 “Olivia”. Ran through the necessary steps #apt-get update #apt-get dist-upgrade After several interruptions requesting Y/N questions, I answering Y to all and final reboot and DANG-IT! Many items missing, the login jacked; downloaded the 900MB ISO and […]

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