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Oracle VM: DomU Can Not Boot With Error 'xc_dom_do_gunzip: inflate failed (rc=-3)' (Doc ID 1079950.1)

Last updated on MAY 27, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.2 to 3.4.1 [Release OVM22 to OVM34]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You can not boot a Guest OS(PVM), and you find following errors in /var/log/xen/xend.log on Host OS(Dom0).

[2010-03-18 08:32:18 6214] ERROR (XendDomainInfo:2601) XendDomainInfo.initDomain: exception occurred
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 2574, in _initDomain
   channel_details = self.image.createImage()
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 156, in createImage
   return self.createDomain()
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 172, in createDomain
   result = self.buildDomain()
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 974, in buildDomain
   rc = LinuxImageHandler.buildDomain(self)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 678, in buildDomain
   vhpt           = self.vhpt)
Error: (1, 'Internal error', 'xc_dom_do_gunzip: inflate failed (rc=-3)\n')


Installing new kernel, or re-making initrd by mkinitrd command.


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