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Old 05-25-2010, 08:29 AM
Ian Campbell
Default Bug#583071: initramfs-tools: initrd.img fails to boot with xen

On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 23:38 +0800, Asias He wrote:
> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.94.4
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> I am trying to boot xen with 2.6.32-5-xen-686 dom0 kernel using this grub2 entry.
> menuentry "xen Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-686" --class debian --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
> insmod ext2
> set root='(hd0,3)'
> multiboot /boot/xen-3.4-i386.gz dom0_mem=512M
> module /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-xen-686 root=UUID=b3af1d44-5293-4d2f-a211-fcc23b88b7fc ro vga=0x317
> module /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-xen-686
> }

This is a known issue due to the grub2 maintainers arbitrarily changing
the semantics of the modules lines compared with grub1.

Please see the section of http://wiki.xen.org/xenwiki/XenCommonProblems
titled "Booting Xen with GRUB2 fails?" for a workaround.


Ian Campbell
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