have problems with booting with the new Xen (used the binary tarball) v. 3.1.0.
I have installed following system:
One small raid partition with Ext3 fs with the boot
directorz and grub installed
Two large and one small mirrored raid1 partitions managed by
mdadm and used as 3 physical volumes for LVM, all 3 joined into one volume
Planned dom0 system is installed on the logical volume,
which is striped over md1 and md3 raid phzsical volumes. It is Ubuntu server
The Ubuntu system self boots ad behaves normally.
If booting Xen, the boot process comes to the point where
the raid arrays are beeing initialized. The RAID arrays itself are initialized and
activated correctly. After it happens, the system hangs for some minutes and
then the message comes:
Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/mapper/VG_HIGHLAND_SYSTEM-LV_DOM0 does not
exist. Dropping to shell!
... and the sh is invoked, the tty cannot be accessed, so
the job control is turned off.
I looked into /devúmapper and really, thre is no
VG_HIGHLAND_SYSTEM volume group, which appears there if booting the Ubuntu
I am not very skilled in the work with LVM, so the only thing
what came into my mind was - it looks like if the default binary tarball of
Xen 3.1.0 has not turned on the LVM support in the kernel, but I think this is
not possible, because LVM is normally used.
Or would it be the solution to configure and compile the
kernel from source?
Does somebody some other idea, why the volume group is not
recogized and cannot be found in /dev/mapper ?
The logical partitions also are invisible in the result of cat /proc/partitions
You very much in advance for any advice or help...
best regards, Archie
I found the
idea this is some error in GRUB script, but I do not know if it is my case -
GRUB configuration file „menu.lst“ looks like:
title Xen 3.1.0,
kernel 2.6.18-xen /dev/sda1
kernel /xen-3.1.0.gz dom0_mem=192M
module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-xen root=/dev/mapper/VG_HIGHLAND_SYSTEM-LV_DOM0 ro
working Ubuntu server boot-configuration looks like
title Ubuntu 7.04
server, kernel 2.6.20-15-server /dev/sda1
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-server root=/dev/mapper/VG_HIGHLAND_SYSTEM-LV_DOM0
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.20-15-server ro splash
I cannot get to the log because there is nothing written to the logfiles because
the system partition cannot be mounted... etc.