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[Xen-devel] Problem on FC3

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Subject: [Xen-devel] Problem on FC3
From: Adhamh Findlay <darwin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 22:46:43 -0800
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I'm getting a VFS kernel panic when trying to booting to FC3 from Xen. Its the one that says I must supply a valid "root=" option. (sorry I don't have it verbatim.) I'm using the xen-2.0 binary installer, kernel 2.6.9. I am using ext3fs, but I am fairly certain that I have compiled support into the kernel. (I've tired compile xen from the 2.0 and nighltly source too :-).

I've tired Keir's suggestions but to no avail... I'm fairly new to linux, but not to unix. I'm just don't know what to try next.


Here's my setup:

Device Boot
/dev/hdc2            FreeBSD
/dev/hdc3            FC3 Boot (ext3fs)
/dev/hdc4            Extended
/dev/hdc5            FC3 Root (ext3fs)
/dev/hdc6            FC 3 swap

I've also got other partitions.



title Xen 2.6 / XenLinux
       kernel /xen.gz dom0_mem=131072 console=vga
       module/vmlinuz-2.6.9-xen0 root=/dev/sdc5 ro console=tty0
       module /initrd-fc3.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
       root (hd1,2)
       kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
       initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img

Contents of  boot partition, root(hd1,2):

-rw-r--r--  1 root root   50929 Nov  2 11:53 config-2.6.9-1.667
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   22966 Nov 15 21:49 config-2.6.9-xen0
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   10151 Nov 15 21:49 config-2.6.9-xenU
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  487036 Nov 12 17:24 initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 348 Nov 15 13:35 initrd-fc3.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  714266 Nov  2 11:53 System.map-2.6.9-1.667
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  609835 Nov 15 21:49 System.map-2.6.9-xen0
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  397977 Nov 15 21:49 System.map-2.6.9-xenU
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 4862527 Nov 15 21:49 vmlinux-syms-2.6.9-xen0
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2718941 Nov 15 21:49 vmlinux-syms-2.6.9-xenU
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1405861 Nov  2 11:53 vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1807764 Nov 15 21:49 vmlinuz-2.6.9-xen0
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1017813 Nov 15 21:49 vmlinuz-2.6.9-xenU
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Nov 15 21:49 xenolinux.gz -> vmlinuz-2.6.9-xen0

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