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RE: [Xen-users] Xen-3.0, Mandriva-dom0 ethernet

To: "Alan Murrell" <lists@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Xen-3.0, Mandriva-dom0 ethernet
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 13:02:20 -0000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Xen-3.0, Mandriva-dom0 ethernet
> I am not sure if this should be on this list or Mandriva, but 
> I am also having the same problem using the Mandriva xen-3.0 
> package (which seems to be using a snapshot form Aug 23, 
> 2005, based on the name of the tarball in the SRPM)
> I am also using the Mandriva-patched kernel for Dom0, which 
> is really just the standard Mandriva kernel but patched for Xen.
> If I boot into the stock (non-Xen-enabled) kernel, all is 
> good.  If I boot into the Dom0 kernel, all the right 
> interfaces come up, but no IP is obtained (via DHCP).  If I 
> try to specify a static IP on eth0 and manually add the 
> gateway information, I am still unable to ping out from the 
> machine, nor get ping replies from it.

The problem is likely due to the 'network-bridge' script needing a
couple of tweaks for Mandriva. Staright after booting into xen-ified
kernel, run 'sh -x /etc/xen/scripts/netork-bridge start' and see what


> There are no IPTables rules running.
> I do not believe the problem has to do with 'xend', as I have 
> stopped it, with no luck resulting, and have also set it to 
> not start on reboot and then rebooted, with no IP still 
> showing up on eth0.
> I am not sure if the problem lies with the xen-3.0 or the 
> Mandriva packages.
> I have downloaded the latest "xen-unstable-src.tgz" file 
> fromt he downloads page and will attempt to build a new RPM 
> with that code and see if that fixes anything, but also just 
> wanted to see if any other answers might be out there.
> TIA for your help.
> -Alan
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