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When trying to start VM pv guest - Error: 2, Invalid Kernel, Xc_dom_parse_elf_kernel: Elf Image Has No Shstrtab (Doc ID 757453.1)

Last updated on MAY 27, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 to 2.1.2 [Release OVM21 to OVM212]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

When trying to start Oracle VM paravirt guest this error is seen:
# xm create vm.cfg
Using config file "./vm.cfg".
Error: (2, 'Invalid kernel', 'xc_dom_parse_elf_kernel: ELF image has no shstrtab\n')
#


On Oracle VM Server 2.1.2 you will see this error:
# xm create vm.cfg
Using config file "./vm.cfg".
Error: ('fc0c6f92-185a-4a0d-9e08-c3ec485d36d6', 'VM_metrics')
#

Real error is in xend-debug.log on Oracle VM Server:
# tail -f /var/log/xen/xend.log /var/log/xen/xend-debug.log
==> /var/log/xen/xend.log <==
vm.destroy()
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendDomainInfo.py", line 1808, in destroy
self._cleanupVm()
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendDomainInfo.py", line 2007, in _cleanupVm
self.metrics.destroy()
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendBase.py", line 94, in destroy
XendAPIStore.deregister(self.get_uuid(), self.getClass())
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/XendAPIStore.py", line 36, in deregister
del __classes[(uuid, type)]
KeyError: ('fc0c6f92-185a-4a0d-9e08-c3ec485d36d6', 'VM_metrics')

==> /var/log/xen/xend-debug.log <==
Got a VNC password read from XenStore
Registered password
22/12/2008 11:48:58 Autoprobing TCP port
22/12/2008 11:48:58 Autoprobing selected port 5901
ERROR Invalid kernel: xc_dom_parse_elf_kernel: ELF image has no shstrtab

Solution

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