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[Xen-devel] booting from HVM (?pv?)

  • To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: AL13N <alien@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:21:48 +0200
  • Delivery-date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:22:23 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xen.org>


I'm the Mageia XEN packager and during QA, we stumbled into a problem.

in fact, we wanted to test Mageia 3 installation on a HVM.

so, we had a sparse image and a iso file:

[ 'file:/opt/testhvm.img,sda,w', 'file:/opt/mageialive.iso,hdb:cdrom,r' ]

the live booted, and was able to install to disk, but it never seemed to boot 
after the install... (for some reason)

in the end, this "worked" when we changed to:

[ 'file:/opt/testhvm.img,xvda,w', 'file:/opt/testhvm.img,sda,w' ]

apparently 'xvda' to get grub to boot the kernel; and 'sda' so that it could 

any idea as to why it can't be booted with sda? is there a specific driver 

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