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Re: [Xen-users] Warning: unable to open an initial console

Michael Paesold wrote:

I have a similar problem here. I don't think the problem is related to the console warning. This here is a server bases on the Intel SR1325 mainboard including Adaptec SATA onboard RAID. I have also installed CentOS 4.1 and the latest Xen 2.0.7 binary distribution.

Linux will find the root volume to mount, then after some more messages the boot process freezes.

The last message before the console warning is:
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds

In native boot, the ordering of the boot messages is rather different, as many of the drivers are modules and loaded only after the root partition.

Could you please help me find the problem here? Should I use a serial cable to get xen console messages? Are there any xen/kernel options I could try set using grub?

I am very sorry for this nonsense... this was my first attempt at using CentOS 4.1 with Xen. The reason for the error was the udev issue (as explained for FedoraCore 3) in the wiki. Perhaps I should add some lines there... ?

So the problem was solved by:
mkinitrd --builtin=ata_piix /boot/initrd-
and adding the initrd to the grub configuration.

Just confused...
Michael Paesold

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