[one-users] Problem in booting VM

cmasmas cmasmas cmasmas10 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 17:31:40 PDT 2009


Both Dom0 and DomU are Debian Lenny.

If I boot the VM directly with this .cfg, it goes Ok:

*kernel = '/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-686'
ramdisk = '/boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-xen-686'
memory = "256"
name = "a"
vif = ['mac=00:16:3e:22:22:22']
disk = ['file:/home/user/debian.5-0.x86.img,sda1,w']
root = "/dev/sda1 ro"*

I'm using this template:

*NAME   = vm-example
MEMORY = 768
OS     = [
  kernel   = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-686",
  initrd   = "/boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-xen-686",
  root     = "sda1 ro"]

DISK   = [
  source   = "/opt/nebula/images/debian-stacklet/debian.5-0.x86.img",
  target   = "sda1",
  readonly = "no" ]

NIC    = [ mac  = "00:16:3e:58:82:3a" ]*

which generates the following deployment.0 file:

*name = 'one-61'
memory  = '768'
kernel = '/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-686'
ramdisk = '/boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-xen-686'
root = '/dev/sda1 ro'
disk = [
vif = [

So, the first problem is at this point. It takes about 5 minutes. However,
when booting directly (without using ONE) it takes a few seconds.

*[    5.407251] XENBUS: Waiting for devices to initialise:

The second problem: It fails when trying to mount the root file system.
Without using ONE, this doesn't happen:

*Begin: Mounting root file system ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ...
Begin: Waiting for root file system ... ^Cdone.
Gave up waiting for root device.  Common problems:
 - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
   - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
   - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
 - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

BusyBox v1.10.2 (Debian 1:1.10.2-2) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

I'm stacked at this point. Any tip/advice is welcomed.
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