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

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Fri Feb 6 11:42:38 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 12:37:42AM +0000, M A Young wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2009, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> >On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 01:37:06PM +0100, Jan ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
> >>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
> >yet..
> >
> >I've been using serial console.
> I have the VGA console printing boot messages from the kernel with the 
> configuration
> title xen test
> 	root (hd0,5)
> 	kernel /xen-3.3.gz
> 	module /vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc3-tip ro 
> 	root=UUID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 single pci=nomsi 
> 	maxcpus=1
> 	module /initrd-2.6.29-rc3-tip.img
> though it crashes before it gets as far as a prompt. This is x86_64. 
> However I have another machine that goes blank after the XEN output 
> (though I am not sure I have tried it with precisely the same options) 
> which is an i686. The difference might be nothing to do with the boot 
> options though, and could relate to graphics cards or precisely how 
> plymouth is set up.

Yeah, that's my problem too.. VGA text console goes blank when dom0 kernel is
booted.. Xen hypervisor messages are displayed OK (before the dom0 kernel).

I'm running also 32bit Xen and dom0.

-- Pasi

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