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"Leandro Pereira de Lima e Silva" 04-02-2008 09:43 PM

Xen in Hardy

That's what I did:
- I was trying to create a virtual machine with hardy on it (hardy on the host too) using xen-create-image.
- xen-tools isn't coming with hooks for installing hardy (I've already filled a bug report about that), so I tried symlinking hardy.d to edgy.d just like the symlinks from feisty.d and gutsy.d.

- Runned: xen-create-image --force --fs ext3 --image-dev /dev/group/volume_root --memory 512 --passwd --swap-dev /dev/group/volume_swap --dist hardy --mirror --gateway gateway_ip_addr --ip ip_addr --netmask netmask_addr --hostname hostname_addr, where "group/volume_root", "group/volume_swap", "gateway_ip_addr", "ip_addr", "netmask_addr", "hostname_addr" are actually other things that I've changed to get some privacy.

- Tried to boot, but initramfs can't find the root.
- Fixed a few things on the configuration file generated by xen-create-image (tried different combinations, this is how it ended):
* - Add "root******* = '/dev/sda2 ro'" after the memory line.

* - Fixed the disk section that just contained "',sda1,w'," inside of it, at the end it became:
***** disk******* = [ 'phy:group/volume_swap,sda1,w', 'phy:group/volume_root,sda2,w' ]

- Add "xenblk" to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and recreated the initrd file. (the same as the above item, what seemd to work after a few tentatives)
- Runned xm create -c hostname_addr
- Machine starts to boot and hangs at:

** Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)*************************** [ OK ]

- Switched to gutsy (in xen-create-image), thinking that maybe it hangs because of some new hook needed for hardy.
- Got the same problem that I had with hardy.

The LVM group and the volumes existed previously, the machine is an Athlon 64 X2 with 3.5gb of ram. I'm using a custom linux kernel version based on the available source for 2.6.24-12-xen. Tried also using the official kernel (2.6.24-12-xen) with the original initrd but failed on the initrd problem that I described above, tried it with a new initrd and it got stuck in the same "Running local boot scripts [ OK ]" as above.

I'm using xen-tools version 3.8-4ubuntu2 and xen-hypervisor-3.2 version 3.2.0-0ubuntu9.

I tried to cover every aspect that may be relevant to the setup, please tell me if I've missed anything.

Cheers, Leandro.

2008/4/2, Sander van Vugt <>:
I've done some, don't know if I can help, but tell us some more about the issues you're having.

Sander van Vugt

Leandro Pereira de Lima e Silva schreef:

Is anyone here using Xen (3.2) on Hardy? I'm having some problems with a machine created using xen-tools and I would like discuss that.



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