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Re: [Xen-users] Always losing the console output after "Scrubbing free R

To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Always losing the console output after "Scrubbing free RAM"
From: Martin Cracauer <cracauer@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:40:59 -0400
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> > I prepared a regular disk and booted from grub, on the K8T800 chipset
> > machine and on a NForce machine.  Same result, the console disappears
> > after "scrubbing free RAM" and never comes back.  No change in
> > symptoms between pxelinux and grub boots.

[no more problems, I just want to put this into the mail archive in
case people come across the same problem]

I'm all up and running fine having restarted from a fresh Debian 4.0

Trying to isolate the failure, replacing Etch parts (hypervisor,
kernel) with Debian 5.02 Lenny parts fails.  Using the 3.4 Hypervisor
from Lenny comes up with Dom0 but xend fails and no DomUs come up.
Using the 3.4 Hypervisor from lenny and the lenny 2.6.30*xen* kernel
fails the dom0 boot.  diskless/PXE seem not to have been involved in
this problem, and my hardware seems fine, it's just the new Debian
parts failing (possibly in combination with my hardware).  I have also
seen references that the new gear might have amd64 problems.

Anyway, thanks for your help and I'm up and running now.

Parts used now:
- Debian 4.0r8-amd64 install disk
- xen-hypervisor-3.0.3-1-amd64
- linux-image-2.6.18-6-xen-amd64
- linux-modules-2.6.18-6-xen-amd64
- xen-tools 2.8 
- xen-utils-3.0.3-1
- xen-ioemu-3.0.3-1

Hardware is a Asus A8V-E (K8T800 chipset), P-ATA disk, sky2 onboard
GbE, ATI 9200 video card.

Martin Cracauer <cracauer@xxxxxxxx>   http://www.cons.org/cracauer/

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