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Re: [Xen-devel] Problems with starting first virtual domain

> After installing an e100 NIC, my system now boots fine. However, I am unable 
> to start the first virtual domain. Here comes the relevant output:
> /dev/hda6 is indeed a valid root filesystem, while /dev/hda5 is a swap 
> partition. Both are dedicated for the new domain.

> linux:~ # cat /etc/xenctl.xml
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <domctl_defaults>
> <domain_name>XenoLinux</domain_name>
> <domain_size_kb>65536</domain_size_kb>
> <domain_image>/boot/xenolinux.gz</domain_image>
> <domain_vifs>1</domain_vifs>
> <root_device>/dev/hda6</root_device>
> <root_args>rw</root_args>

You probably want root_args set to "ro", otherwise fsck will

> <args>init=/linuxrc 4 DOMID=+</args>

Assuming you've installed hda6 with a standard linux
installation, you probably don't want to explicit set the init
program, or the run level

e.g. <args>DOMID=+</args>

> <nw_ip>=+</nw_ip>

This will set the IP address to dom0's IP address plus the
current domainID. You might want to set this to a fixed value.

> Domain created with arguments:
> /usr/local/bin/xi_create 65536 XenoLinux
> Domain built with arguments:
> /usr/local/bin/xi_build 9 /tmp/xen-image-63036.tmp 1 
> ip= init=/linuxrc 4 
> DOMID=9  root=/dev/hda6 rw
> VIF 0 initialized with arguments:
> /usr/local/bin/xi_vifinit 9 0
> Granted physical access to domain 9
> warning: state file not found [/var/lib/xen/vdstate.xml]
> Partition /dev/hda6 (resolved to /dev/hda6) does not exist.

I don't like the look of this last line -- its definitely the
primary cause of your problems.

What version of Xen/Xenolinux are you using? What's the contents of
/proc/xeno/blkdev_info ?


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