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[Xen-users] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

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Subject: [Xen-users] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
From: Anirban Chakraborty <anirbanchak@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:22:55 -0800
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I followed the topic on this thread. I do not have selinux enabled and still I get the same error. Here is the error message when I try to create a guest domain (
Am I missing something? Thanks in advance.


Using config file "xm1".
Started domain Domain-1
Linux version (root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) (gcc version 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)) #1 SMP Mon Nov 14 23:28:06 PST 2005
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 Xen: 0000000000000000 - 0000000008000000 (usable)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
136MB LOWMEM available.
IRQ lockup detection disabled
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line:  ip=: root=/dev/sdb1 ro 4
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 16384 bytes)
Xen reported: 797.961 MHz processor.
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
vmalloc area: c9000000-fb7fe000, maxmem 34000000
Memory: 126268k/139264k available (1809k kernel code, 4500k reserved, 490k data, 136k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... disabled
Brought up 1 CPUs
NET: Registered protocol family 16
Brought up 1 CPUs
xen_mem: Initialising balloon driver.
Grant table initialized
Initializing Cryptographic API
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
Xen virtual console successfully installed as tty1
Event-channel device installed.
netfront: Initialising virtual ethernet driver.
Registering block device major 8
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 8Kbytes
TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 98304 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
IP-Config: Incomplete network configuration information.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
Enforcing mode requested but no policy loaded. Halting now.
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

and here is the config file for the guest domain:

kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-xenU"
memory = 128
name = "Domain-1"
vif = [ 'mac=aa:00:00:00:00:11' ]
disk = [ 'phy:vg/vmdisk1,sdb1,w' ]
root = "/dev/sdb1 ro"
extra = "4"

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