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Re: [Xen-users] Xen-3.0 Demo LiveCD busted?

To: "Jeffrey I. Schiller" <jis@xxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen-3.0 Demo LiveCD busted?
From: Andrew Peace <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 13:59:21 +0000
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As far as I can tell the demo CD does look for the correct filename; the file it boots from is the one specified in the 'image=' clause of the kernel commandline. The default, 'rootfs.img' is specified at the top of the cow_root.sh script and assigned to the IMAGE env-var. However, it could be that your IDE controller isn't correctly discovered by the hardware detection routine, and thus the CD is not mounted, causing the image file not to be available.

You might try adding the option 'debug-initrd' to the kernel command-line to be dropped into a shell prompt before the CD is mounted. From here, if you know the name of the module you need for your IDE/SCSI controllers, modprobe it, and then exit the shell. The boot process should continue as normal.

I presume the .iso file you have has an md5sum of dd4b3dbddb9a0db4aa7ce7d0cfda0e6f?

Please feel free to get in touch again if you still have problems. Equally, if you find this solution works, then if possible please let me know what hardware you are using so that a fix can be incorporated into future releases of the Demo CD.


Jeffrey I. Schiller wrote:
I downloaded it and booted it. However it fails in attempting to mount
the root file system. Looks like the /sbin/cow_root.sh script is looking
for "root.fs" on the CD but the file is really called rootfs.img!


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