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Re: [Xen-users] Suse 10.3: domU boot problem

To: Chris Epicier <seuchato@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Suse 10.3: domU boot problem
From: Kurt Garloff <garloff@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 02:16:19 +0100
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On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 01:31:13AM +0200, Chris Epicier wrote:
> Got a suse 10.3 64bit box, /boot on etx2, / on ext3,
> Use lvm based volumes for my domUs. Asus M2N
> Workstation, AMD X64, 4G Ram
> here is my domU config:
> kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-xen"
> ramdisk = "/boot/initrd-xen"
> memory = 128
> name = "ldaps"
> vif = [ 'mac=aa:cc:00:00:00:01', 'bridge=xenbr0' ]
> disk = [ 'phy:system/ldaps,hda1,w' ]
> root = "/dev/hda1 rw"
> extra = "3 " 

Try changing this to
extra = "3 xencons=tty"

Otherwise the pv frambuffer driver will be used and you can connect to
it using vncviewer.
You're not the first one to stunble across this ...
The hint is actually displayed by the kernel, see below.

> Linux version (geeko@buildhost) (gcc
> version 4.2.1 (SUSE Linux)) #1 SMP 2007/09/21 22:29:00 UTC
> Command line: root=/dev/hda1 rw 3
> Non-volatile memory driver v1.2
> xencons_init: Initializing xen vfb; pass xencons=tty
> to prevent this
> Xen virtual console successfully installed as xvc0

Unfortunatly, it's not the last line, so it's somewhat hard to spot.

Kurt Garloff, VP Global Opportunities -- OPS PM, Novell Inc.

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