[Fedora-xen] Re: [fedora-virt] bzImage dom0 kernel support in latest rawhide Xen packages

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Thu Feb 5 14:34:14 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 01:37:06PM +0100, Jan ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 12:23:27PM +0000, M A Young wrote:
> > On Thu, 5 Feb 2009, Itamar Reis Peixoto wrote:
> >
> >> any chance to someone build a rpm with dom0 available for testing ?
> I am trying to create one, but without success yet.
> I have an 2.6.29-rc3-tip kernel with dom0 support, it now can boot using
> xen-3.3.gz, but immediatelly after boot my fonts are gone. I don't know what
> to do without console. My cursor is sometimes moving, just I can't control
> it (may be console and keyboard are not working). Can somebody help me, what
> I am doing wrong? My last functional compiled kernel was 1.3.XX and it is
> some years ago. :)
> > I am not convinced that dom0 support is really stable enough to do that  
> > yet, because some key aspects are broken such as some hard disk support, 
> > and the code is still rather a moving target which doesn't always build.
> Right.
> When trying to compile 2.6.29-rc3+xen, I need to turn off xen*frontentds
> and xen*backend drivers have to be compiled into kernel, not as modules.
> After this I have a functional kernel, but after booting with xen-3.3.gz, my
> screen is blank.

I haven't gotten the pv_ops dom0 kernel VGA text console to work at all

I've been using serial console.

I guess fixing the console would be the next thing to do after disk problems
are fixed:)

-- Pasi

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