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Re: [Xen-users] Installation Problem: exec of init (/sbin/init) failed!!

To: "Manu Anand" <manu.anand@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Installation Problem: exec of init (/sbin/init) failed!!!: No such file or directory
From: "Todd Deshane" <deshantm@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:56:05 -0500
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On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:24 PM, Manu Anand <manu.anand@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi folks:
> I'm having the exact problem with /sbin/init described at
> http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-users/2007-04/msg00570.html
> The environment is CentOS but the problem and the steps I've taken are
> exactly the same.

That thread is somewhat hard to follow, but the suggestions seem good.

The basic idea is that you have a guest on a different partition and you
are trying to boot it?

The guest was/is a normal linux install?

Are you just missing a forward slash in the fstab below?
(/dev/sda10)? or is that just a typo?

Do make sure that everything is in the right spot...

chroot in the the partition for example.

Is it bootable as a normal linux system with grub
(not as a xen guest, just to test)?

> The guest's fstab is
> dev/sda10       /               ext3    defaults        1 1
> tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
> devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
> sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
> proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
> LABEL=SWAP-sda2         swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
> My config script is
> kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.1.18.el5xen"
> ramdisk = "/boot/2.6.18-92.1.18.el5xen-custom-3"
> memory = 256
> name = "ExampleDomain"
> vif = [ '' ]
> disk = [ 'tap:aio:/home/admin/vm1disk,sda10,w', ]
> root = "/dev/sda10 rw"

don't put the rw in the root line.


Try it instead in the extra
extra="ro 4"

Hope that helps.


Todd Deshane

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