"Black Screen" when install WinXP

Bug #104885 reported by TiagoCruz on 2007-04-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xen-source (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xen-image-2.6.19-4-generic

I have one Xen 3.03 running on Dell Optiplex 745 (Intel Core Due). I'm using Ubuntu Feisty to do this:

I have configured just to test one domU ubuntu 'edgy', with fluxbox and gnome, works as well.

After, I've tried trying to install WinXP, but don't works, always I got one blank screen after hardware detection.

I've tried too install using qemu "on hand" and after just boot using xen, but I got one "blank screen" again, after choice between "safe mode" or "normal mode"...

However, I've got one tarball from xensource.com and works as well:
http://xensource.com/download/dl_304tarballs.html => 32 bit SMP

So, I think that Ubuntu packages have some problem with this...

$ dpkg -l | grep xen
ii libc6-xen 2.5-0ubuntu14 GNU C Library: Shared libraries [Xen version
ii libxen3.0 3.0.3-0ubuntu10 library interface for Xen, a Virtual Machine
ii python-xen3.0 3.0.3-0ubuntu10 python bindings for Xen, a Virtual Machine M
ii ubuntu-xen-desktop 0.0.1-2ubuntu3 Xen software for running on servers.
ii xen-docs-3.0 3.0.3-0ubuntu10 documentation for XEN, a Virtual Machine Mon
ii xen-hypervisor-3.0-i386 3.0.3-0ubuntu10 The Xen Hypervisor for i386
ii xen-image-2.6.19-4-generic 2.6.19-2ubuntu7 Linux 2.6.19 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii xen-ioemu-3.0 3.0.3-0ubuntu10 XEN administrative tools
ii xen-tools 3.1-1ubuntu1 Tools to manage debian XEN virtual servers
ii xen-utils-3.0 3.0.3-0ubuntu10 XEN administrative tools
ii xenman 0.5-2.1 A graphical Xen management tool


Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 beta?

Changed in xen-source:
status: New → Incomplete

I don't know, I use KVM instead since I never managed to make xen work on my

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Daniel T Chen <email address hidden> wrote:

> Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 beta?
> ** Changed in: xen-source (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
> --
> "Black Screen" when install WinXP
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/104885
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> of the bug.

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

closing this bug, as per your last comment. feel free to switch back to new if you upgrade to the latest version and still face this issue. thank you, and good luck.

Changed in xen-source (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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