Sorry about the missing vif line in my previous post. I do have a vif
line in my config file like "vif = [ 'mac=00:16:3e:20:5d:c9,
I think its going down even before bringing up eth0 (the complete boot
log is attached to this mail). I am suspecting of the missing /dev/nfs
in dom0, which is required for the 'root' parameter, as pointed out in
xen user guide.
Any suggestions ?
Tom Brown wrote:
On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Abhishek Gaurav wrote:
Hi, I am new to xen and am trying to boot a VM from an NFS server. I
am using the default FC6-xen kernel and I do not have a /dev/nfs in
dom0. My config file is :
kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen"
name = "test8"
memory = "512"
uuid = "2cc550ec-550a-6ad2-8121-7b089fc7d051"
root = '/dev/nfs'
nfs_server = 'xx.xx.xx.xx'
nfs_root = '/home/xen-images/fc4'
if you're running a current version of xen you're going to need to
specify a vif line to get a virtual network interface...
vif = [ '' ]
I run into the following problem during boot:
TCP bic registered
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
XENBUS: Device with no driver: device/vif/0
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
VFS: Cannot open root device "nfs" or unknown-block(0,255)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
Please let me know what is that I am doing wrong.
if there is no reference to eth0 in your boot messages, you're not
going to have a network, without a network you're not going to have a
network file system...
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