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[Xen-bugs] [Bug 450] xen-3.0-testcd-3.02.2 can't find boot CD drive

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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 08:31:43 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From a_hartwig@xxxxxxxxxxx  2005-12-15 08:31 -------
I downloaded the xen-3.0-demo-livecd-3.0 CD image, burned it to a CD and
successfully booted the Debian Etch kernel which proceeded to run a windowing
system with one xterm open and another window title something like "Virtual
Machine Status". I opened another xyerm and apparently successfully started a
CentOS guest machine. When I gave the commend "shutdown -h now" on its console
window everything froze up a bit later. I pressed the PC reset button and tried
booting into CentOs this time at the Grub menu and this time the startup got as
far as printing
  Detecting hardware
  Running discover...

but after more than 5 minutes elapsed and there was no more output I pressed the
reset button and booted the Debian Etch kernel. This time the kernel got as far
as displaying
  Detecting hardware
  Running discover...
  input: ImPSW/2 Generic Wheel mouse on isa0060/serial1
and when there was no more output for more than 5 minutes I turned the machine
off and disconnected from mains power for more than 30 minutes. I tried a number
 of times to boot the Debian Etch kernel and the CentOS kernel but every attempt
stopped at either "Running discover..." or "input: ImPS/2 etc"

I successfully booted the Knoppix 4.0.2 CD and KDE startup completed sucessfully
and I played a couple of rounds of Solitare. A uname -a on this system reported
kernel version 2.6.12.

My attempts to boot the Gentoo 2005.1 Install x86 CD all failed regardless of
whether I tried the gentoo kernel or gentoo-nofb kernel. The gentoo kernel
stalled on reporting "Preparing the Live CD" and the gentoo-nofb kernel reported
that it couldn't find a file system, there being no record of it successfully
recognising the presence of the CDROM.

The xen test CD boots successfully and runs through a sequence of kernels on a
dual PIII 800MHz system I also tried it on. 

The xen demo CD booted successfully only about 1 in 8 (or more) times I tried it
on the Pentium D 820 system. Knoppix 4.0.2 boots successfully on the Pentium D
820 system. Gentoo 2005.1 x86 Install CD does NOT boot successfully on the
Pentium D 820 system. I have yet to try the xen demo system on the dual PIII
800MHz system. (I'll report the outcome of that test later.)

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