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[Xen-users] Root-NFS: No NFS server available, giving up.

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Subject: [Xen-users] Root-NFS: No NFS server available, giving up.
From: Finn Lewis <finn@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 23:11:50 +0100
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Hi there.

I have installed Xen successfully on Debian on i386 machines but I am having problems with an amd64 Opteron on a Sun X2100.
Upon attempting to boot into dom0 I get the following:

Root-NFS: No NFS server available, giving up.
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy.
VFS: Insert root floppy and press ENTER

Not having a floppy I press enter and it reboots.

I have checked the grub entries are correct:

#***xen part***

title        Xen 3.0.1 / XenLinux 2.6.12-xen0
root        (hd0,0)
kernel        /xen.gz dom0_mem=65536
module        /vmlinuz-2.6-xen0 root=/dev/sda6 ro console=tty0

#*** root part ***

title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-386
root            (hd0,0)
kernel          /vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-386 root=/dev/sda6 ro
initrd          /initrd.img-2.6.8-2-386

The Xen install was compiled from source on Debian 3.1r2 i386. Should I be using the unofficial amd64 release instead?

Thanks for listening,


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