[Fedora-xen] Goodbye Xen on RH/Fedora?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Jan 21 13:45:52 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 02:28:36PM +0100, Jan ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
> virtio_net works well, but I have trouble to boot from virtio_blk.
> I can add second disk as virto block device, but I can't boot from first
> disk. When using sedond disk, everything works well. When booting via grub,
> this is on console:

Upgrading to using virtio_blk is very complicated.  You have to
rebuild initrd, and there's a difficult circular dependency to be
resolved when doing this because you need to be using virtio_blk in
order for mkinitrd to believe that you need it, although possibly
mkinitrd supports some command line argument to override this.  I
actually gave up at this point.

For newly installed guests, recent anaconda just works everything out
for you and puts the correct drivers into initrd.


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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