I am trying to install Linux Integration Services v2.1 into CentOS 5.5 running on Hyper-V. I have followed the dkms instructions from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2387594
This works, in that I can install the services and then reboot the VM, and everything works.
The problem is that if I do a
yum update that picks up a new kernel (today it is 2.6.18-238.5.1.el5, but previous update kernels don't work) the server doesn't boot. It stops on an APIC error:
ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs ..Timer: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1 ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC ...trying to set up timer (IRQ0) through 8259A ... failed. ...trying to set up timer as Virtual Wire IRQ ... failed. ...trying to set up timer as ExtINT IRQ... failed :( Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! Boot with apic=debug and send a report. Then try booting with the 'noapic' option
So if I reboot and manually edit the command line to include the
noapic option, the VM boots and does whatever DKMS magic is required to get everything going again; subsequent boots are successful without the
So my question is:
Is there a way to avoid the manual-boot-with-noapic step when the kernel upgrades itself?