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Re: [Xen-devel] PVOPS dom0 requires nomodeset to boot but video requires

To: "John McDermott (U.S. Navy Employee)" <john.mcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] PVOPS dom0 requires nomodeset to boot but video requires modesetting driver
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 09:52:18 -0400
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On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 12:17:57PM -0400, John McDermott (U.S. Navy Employee) 
> Konrad,
> Agreed. However, this is the newest kernel I have been able to build and 
> boot, on the target box. I started with the latest and worked my way back 
> down to, to get one that would build and boot. Most of our 
> platforms are up to about or thereabouts.

Whooooa. What are the boot issues with the newer kernels?

BTW, you hadn't provided me with the 'drm.debug=255' and 'i915..' debug options.
> The target is an Intel DG35JO board, which is a bit old itself? It does not 
> expose all of the latest VT-d features, so perhaps it would be better to set 
> the whole platform aside and put efforts into getting newer hardware that can 
> do things like SR-IOV and EPT?

It should work. I've some more ancient boxes than that and they boot fine.

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