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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen "restarting system" on Fedora FC4

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Xen "restarting system" on Fedora FC4
From: Mark Williamson <Mark.Williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 19:44:54 +0000
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> If I need to ditch fedora rpms and move to building directly from src
> before posting here, please let me know and I'll do so (apologies in
> advance if this is the case).

No probs with the RPMS.  We occasionally ask people to rebuild stuff to try 
out specific things but that shouldn't be necessary this time.

> I can boot the main (domain-0) kernel (2.6.10-1.1155_FC4xen0).
> All seems well.


> kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
> EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
> VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 128k freed
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.

You'll be using udev, so you need an initrd to create the initial console.

> The non default aspects of my config are:
> kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.1155_FC4xenU"
> memory = 64
> name = "dylan-dom1"
> # hda2 is /   hda6 is swap
> disk = [ 'phy:hda2,hda2,w' , 'phy:hda6,hda6,w' ]
> root = "/dev/hda2 ro"
> extra = "s"
> restart = 'never'
> Anyone have any clues?

You need to add an "initrd = /boot/whatever" (I forget the exact path but 
it'll probably be somethink like "/boot/initrd-2.6.10-blah-xen").  That 
should sort you out.


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