Virtual Machine Can Not Boot Up With an Error Message "unexpected EOF"

(Doc ID 1594987.1)

Last updated on JUNE 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.2 to 3.2.6 [Release OVM22 to OVM32]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Virtual Machine can not boot up with an error message "unexpected EOF"

The following message is received from Oracle VM Manager:

Async operation failed on server: certain_vm
Object: cldp1005t1db001,
PID: 25689,
Server error message: Command: ['xm', 'create', '/OVS/Repositories/0004fb000003000009409b0068a395c5/VirtualMachines/0004fb0000060000d00a15a006a3b004/vm.cfg'] failed (1): stderr: Error: unexpected EOF
stdout: Using config file "/OVS/Repositories/0004fb000003000009409b0068a395c5/VirtualMachines/0004fb0000060000d00a15a006a3b004/vm.cfg".

 /var/log/xen/xend.log on Oracle VM Server indicates the below messages:

[2013-10-18 12:11:08 6607] ERROR (xmlrpclib2:181) Internal error handling xend.domain.create
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/util/", line 134, in _marshaled_dispatch
   response = self._dispatch(method, params)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/", line 406, in _dispatch
   return func(*params)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/server/", line 80, in domain_create
   info = XendDomain.instance().domain_create(config)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 1001, in domain_create
   dominfo = XendDomainInfo.create(config)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 109, in create
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 486, in start
   XendTask.log_progress(31, 60, self._initDomain)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 209, in log_progress
   retval = func(*args, **kwds)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 2914, in _initDomain
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 3370, in _configureBootloader
   bootloader_args, kernel, ramdisk, args)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 242, in bootloader
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 167, in input_eof
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 187, in input_char
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 252, in state_string
   raise ParseError(self, "unexpected EOF")
ParseError: unexpected EOF




Mostly, /etc/grub.conf file on the VM has been changed.


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