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[Xen-users] how to boot domU XEN guest in safe mode?

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Subject: [Xen-users] how to boot domU XEN guest in safe mode?
From: Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 16:23:23 +0200
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Hi all,

How can I boot a XEN domU guest into safe mode? One of our servers was
forcefully shutdown, and it seems like one of my VM's could be
corrupt, or something.

When I boot it up, I get the following on the console:

Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Setting up other filesystems.
Setting up new root fs
no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
Switching to new root and running init.
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
/sbin/init: error while loading shared libraries: libselinux.so.1:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

So, is it possible to boot the VM into safe mode, and fix this problem somehow?


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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