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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen & Transmeta (from xen-users)

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  • From: "Carl Holtje ;021;vcsg6;" <cwh0803@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 14:39:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 25 May 2005 18:39:01 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>

On Tue, 24 May 2005, Jacob Gorm Hansen wrote:

> Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, 24 May 2005, Carl Holtje ;021;vcsg6; wrote:
> >
> >>This is an OQO -- can't get a POST card in.. :)
> >
> >
> > ah, then do what keir said -- the outb 0x3f8 route. There's nothing like a
> > serial to make life better. Uh, does OQO have serial?
> If you have a VGA screen connected you can write some characters to the
> VGA console buffer, if I recall correctly that is mapped at 0xb8000
> before paging gets enabled.

Writing characters is what ultimately worked for me..

I've gotten things a little happier with Xen on the OQO.. I want to get it
working or give up entirely before I show my hand, though..

Using the grub config suggestion, I have an entry as thus:

label xen
  root (hd0,0)
  kernel /xen.gz dom0_mem=64M
  module /vmlinuz-2.6.11-xen0 ro root=LABEL=/

When Xen boots, I am greeted with the message 'ERR: Not a MultiBoot
bootloader!', followed by it telling me that /xen.gz is a multiboot-elf,
and module vmlinuz-2.6.11-xen0 is a multiboot-module.. (from

Can anybody help make heads or tails of this? It may, in all honesty, be
grub itself.. this has a full install of FC3, and we all know how
RH/Fedora likes to hack up packages..



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