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[Xen-devel] Re: domU kernel panic with root fs

To: Dan Cardamore <dan@xxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: domU kernel panic with root fs
From: Björn Sessler <bjoern.sessler@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:31:04 +0100
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Dan Cardamore schrieb:

Hi Bjoern,

I'm having the same problem that you posted on xen-devel a week ago
regarding the error message "Cannot open root device "sda5" or

Did you ever get that solved?

Dan Cardamore

> I managed to figure out that this is related to devfs.  Whenever I
> have devfs support compiled in it panics.  This is even if I don't
> mount devfs (devfs=mount) and don't have "Automatically mount at boot > time" in the kernel config.
> Anyone know why?  This is a significant nuisance if you're running a
> gentoo system.

Hi Dan,

ehhm, i remember now there was an issue with devfs in my fist installation. did i add gentoo=nodevfs as a boot option to enable gentoo to work without devfs? but i thought i added only to xen0, because xen 1.2 didn't cope with devfs in this version. i will have a look on that tomorrow or friday when at home and give it a try.


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