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RE: [Xen-ia64-devel] Progress on RHEL4, but blocked at xlilo?

To: <takebe_akio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Xu, Anthony" <anthony.xu@xxxxxxxxx>, "Magenheimer, Dan \(HP Labs Fort Collins\)" <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxx>, <xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-ia64-devel] Progress on RHEL4, but blocked at xlilo?
From: "Yang, Fred" <fred.yang@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 23:03:48 -0800
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Thread-topic: [Xen-ia64-devel] Progress on RHEL4, but blocked at xlilo?

To make sure, you are not using "compressed" XenoLinux image in the
configuration file

> image=vmlinux-2.6.12-xen0  <=========== MUST not compressed
>         label=xen
>         vmm=xen.gz
>         initrd=initrd-2.6.12-xen0.img
>         read-only


takebe_akio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi Dan, Fred and Anthony,
> Thank you for your adivece.
> As you say, I used the following config file.
> But I couldn't boot.
> ------------
> prompt
> timeout=20
> default=xen
> relocatable
> image=vmlinux-2.6.12-xen0
>         label=xen
>         vmm=xen.gz
>         initrd=initrd-2.6.12-xen0.img
>         read-only
>         append="com2=115200,8n1 console=com2 sched=bvt -- nomca nosmp
> console=tty0 rhgb root=/dev/sda2" ------------
> I suspect registrations of SCSI drivers and so on.
> I used vmlinux included "mptscsih and mptbase" now.
> Should I use a initrd included "mptscsih and mptbase"
> and a vmlinux not included these?
> I will check the buffer of kernel_read() by using more printk(). :-)
> Best Regards,
> Akio Takebe
>> What Anthony said is correct!  You should do
>> VMM= Xen.gz
>> Image=uncompressed Linux kernel image  <===== Xen can't uncompress
>> image Initrd=initrd file as usual 
>> -Fred
>> Xu, Anthony wrote:
>>> Akio,
>>> I just remembered xlilo doesn't support compressed guest linux
>>> kernel, so you should use compressed xen.gz and uncompressed guest
>>> linux kernel vmlinux, and compressed initrd.
>>> Thanks
>>> Anthony

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