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RE: [Xen-devel] Xen 2.0 deployment recommendation

To: "Ed Espino" <eespino@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Xen 2.0 deployment recommendation
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 23:09:43 -0000
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> Linux Distro: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
>   Kernel: 2.4.21-15.EL
>   Symptom: When booting Xen 2.0 binary distribution the following
>   error message is received "Kernel panic : No init = found.  Try
>   passing init=3D option to kernel". 

Are you sure the file system image is populated correctly? I presume the
file system is ext3 rather than something fancy? What happens if you
mount it from dom0 and look at sbin/init?
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>   Linux Distro: Fedora Core 2 (2.6.5-1.358smp)
>   Built Xen 2.0 kernel: 2.6.9-xen0
>   Symptom: When booting 2.6.9 based kernel built with the Xen 2.0
>   source distribution the following error messages are repeatedly
>   received.  The system boots but no modules are loaded (lsmod):
>     Nov  9 14:38:28 sacramento modprobe: FATAL: Could not load
> /lib/modules/2.6.9-xen0/modules.dep: No such file or directory 

This error is usually harmless, and just indiciates that you haven't
installed modules for your xen kernel on the new partition. Once you've
got the system booted you should be able to log in and install the

Alternatively, if you want to install before rebooting use: 
 make INSTALL_DIR=/temporary_mnt_point_of_new_file_system install


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