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[Xen-bugs] [Bug 453] New: xen-3.0-testcd-3.02.2 can't find boot CD drive

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Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 08:13:42 +0000
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           Summary: xen-3.0-testcd-3.02.2 can't find boot CD drive
           Product: Xen
           Version: 3.0-testing
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Hardware Support
        AssignedTo: xen-bugs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        ReportedBy: a_hartwig@xxxxxxxxxxx

I downloaded xen-3.0-testcd-3.0.2.iso and burned it onto a CD. 
I then tried to boot it on a Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G motherboard with a 
Pentium D (dual core) 820 CPU installed. The system currently runs 
FreeBSD V6.0 which I had to tweak a little to get it to recognise the 
IDE CD drive. The chipset on this motherboards is the Intel ICH7 which 
is pretty new.

The CD boots successfully, I get the GRUB screen and  choose 
"Default -- choose kernel automatically"
and the grub screen reappears (after some other messages flash past) with 
the entry "Setup (vga)" highlighted. I allow this to boot, more mesaages 
flash past and the screen stops with the last few lines reading:

Trying /dev/scd3,scd4
mount: Mounting /dev/scd3,scd4 on /tmp/cdrom failed: No such file or directory
Trying /dev/cciss/*
mount: Mounting /dev/cciss* on /tmp/cdrom failed: No such file or directory
Unable to mount cd - please mount to /tmp/cdrom and exit shell:

The dmesg output ends with
Uniform Multiplatform E-IDE driver Revision 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ide0: I/O resource 0x1F0-0x1F7 not free.
ide0:ports already in use, skipping probe
ide1: I/O resource 0x170-0x177 not free.
ide0:ports already in use, skipping probe

Then a SCSI device sda is reported (its really a SATA hard drive!) and USB mass
storage then
"Unable to identify CD-ROM format."

I then rebooted and from the grub menu selected "Xen 3.0 (x86-64) (vga)" which
reported it found the CD at /dev/hdd and the system went on to display a blue
screen with a whitish box containing the message "I couldn't find and mountable
devices. Perhaps all of your disk partitions need special options to mount? If
so, please switch to VT2 by pressing alt-F2, mount a device on /mnt/state, and
press enter to continue."

I created a Linux partition, mounted it in the requested place and continued.
The system automatically ran a number of tests, rebotted into the default kernel
 then rebooted the setup kernel where it again failed to find the CDrom.

I'll try this CD on my home system (2 * PIII 80MHz) and report the outcome.

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