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Re: [Xen-users] Installation Issues: VFS Floppy / Crash

On Wednesday 09 November 2005 10:27, Carl Robert Blesius wrote:
> New to Xen and having problems getting started.
> No problems so far.
> added this first portion to /boot/grub/menu.lst
> ############
> title Xen 2.0 / XenLinux 2.6
> root            (hd0,0)
> kernel                /boot/xen-2.0.gz dom0_mem=131072
> module                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6-xen0 root=/dev/sda4 ro console=tty0
> savedefault
> boot
> title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386
> root            (hd0,0)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 ro
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
> savedefault
> boot
> ##########

So, your root filesystem is on /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 or /dev/sda4 ?

> reboot...
> everything looking good, but then the following happens during boot:
> Root-NFS: No NFS server available, giving up.
> VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floopy.
> VFS: Insert root floopy and press ENTER
> I press Enter and !!!!CRASH!!!!

Well, thats not xen specific, you boot a linux kernel with wrong root= option, 
and it tries hard to find another root device, falling back to nfs and 

> Not sure what to try next... any tips?

> module                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6-xen0 root=/dev/sda4 ro console=tty0
> module                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6-xen0 root=/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 ro 
> console=tty0

and retry. If that doesn't work, your vmlinuz-2.6-xen0 is missing the right 
drivers, you'll need to recompile it.


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