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Re: [Xen-users] Boot problem with a "scsi" disk

Hi, Dirk! Thanks for your reply.
> Hi Grabriele,
> Gabriele Cardosi schrieb:
> >Hello.
> >I would like to use Xen (or, at least, to see how it works) but I cannot
> > boot it. I have an old laptop with a USB 1.0 and a pcmcia card with 2
> > USB2.0 ports on it, and a SuSE 9.3 I cannot delete my windows from the
> > primary hd, so I have the /boot on
> >it (/dev/hda2) and the root on the external hard disk (/dev/sda5) which is
> >connected to the laptop throug the pcmcia card. I had to make an initrd to
> >boot it with the following modules: yenta_socket, pcmcia, ehci-hcd,
> > ohci.hcd, uhci-hcd, scsi_mod, sd_mod, usb-storage, piix, and reiserfs.
> > And it works for my "normal" SuSE 9.3.
> >But, when I try to start "xen", I got the following scenarios:
> >if I connect the external hard disk to the pcmcia, the system doesn't see
> > it at all;
> >if I connect the external hard disk to the usb 1.0, the system see it but
> > end up saying ". not found... (etc..)";
> That might be the interesting part. Is it complaining about the root
> volume not being found? Then it could be that a certain hardware driver
> is missing and you have to compile the kernel anew.
> Please provide this error message more completely.
> Dirk
Unfortunately, it's a bit problematic to "save" all the output. I have not 
(yet) enough disk space to compile the kernel (sigh!). I use the 
vmlinuz- downloaded by the yast online update (which, I 
suppose, should be like the "default" one), and I recompiled the 
inirtd- in the same way I did for the "standard" one. I 
think I need the drivers for USB (uhci, ehci, ohci, usb-storage), for the 
pcmcia (yenta, pcmcia) and for the scsi disk (scsi, sd); and, actually, it 
works fine for the "standard" linux.  Maybe some "un- compatibility"?
> >sometimes I also got an error about
> >uhci_hcd going down for some reason ("something bad happened"); if I try
> > with the boot option "physdev_dom0_hide=(00:07.02)", the system hang up
> > without seeing my hard disk.
> Sounds like a problem with your hardware (unstable electrical
> contacts?) or instability of a driver module. How does it work with
> SuSEs standard kernel?
> Dirk
Actually, the disk is really "old" and not at all "perfect" (it doesn't start 
immediately always when I connect the power supply) but, when it start to 
"run", it works normally with my "standard" boot and kernel....
Maybe it's a stupid question but... could I use the "standards" kernel and 
initrd with Xen?
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