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RE: [Xen-users] AMD-64 install hangs on kernel load

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Subject: RE: [Xen-users] AMD-64 install hangs on kernel load
From: Paul Archer <parcher@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 13:42:04 -0600 (CST)
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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:22:36 +0100
From: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of > Jerry Amundson
> Sent: 27 February 2007 17:17
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> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] AMD-64 install hangs on kernel load
> > On 2/27/07, Paul Archer <parcher@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Petersson, Mats wrote:
> >
> > >>
> > >> When I try to boot, though, I get as far as the xen kernel
> > >> trying to load,
> > >> and then grub spits this out, and the machine reboots:
> > >>
> > >> root  (hd0,0)
> > >>   Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> > >> kernel  /xen-3.0.4-1.gz
> > >>     [Multiboot-elf, <0x100000:0x9a878:0x5a788>, shtab=0x1f5078,
> > >> entry=0x100000]
> > >> module /vmlinuz- root=/dev/sda2 ro > console=ttyS1,115200 > > And the server has two active serial ports?

Sometimes it's the obvious things that catch you out - that looks
suspicious to me too! [And perhaps more important than the number of
serial ports: is the second (first is ttyS0) connected to your

I doubt is has anything to do with the serial ports. I might be missing something if for some reason it's sending data to the other port, but not much. It reboots immediately after the xen kernel loads.

And I doubt it's sending data to the wrong serial port. This is a server machine with BIOS, grub, kernel, and getty output all coming to the right port.


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