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Re: [Xen-users] Debian Etch as DomU on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Dom0

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  • From: amin <amin@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 01:16:56 +0200
  • Delivery-date: Mon, 12 May 2008 16:18:12 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>

Luke S Crawford wrote:
amin <amin@xxxxxxx> writes:
Everytime it runs up normal until it stars everything (cron is last)
and then it hangs.

No console input is recognized. if i "xm shutdown" the domain it shuts
down correctly.

This almost always means that you are not running a getty on the console.
The box is booting fine, it just isn't running a getty on the console
you are looking at, so it looks like
The same problem on a CentOS5.1 DomU  is fixed by adding the following line to

2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty xvc0

look through your /etc/inittabl and find the getty line, and make sure one is running on tty1

Though the console on my debian DomUs all look like they are tty1 so

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1 is the important getty line for my debian DomUs.
So yeah... poke around and try to figure out what device it thinks is console
and then run a proper getty on that device.
(Note, if you want to login as root on that device, also add the devicename
to /etc/securettys)
I want to describe it a little more. It's not just one DomU.
The problem is with every Debian System as DomU.

They work perfect on a Xen 3.1.0 with a 2.6.18-8 kernel compiled on my old motherboard. Not one problem. But i try to figure out how to upgrade to a newer hardware, and this hardware needs a 2.6.24 kernel (intel ich9 chipset) to work. I also switched to a 64-Bit Distribution of Debian / Ubuntu
to get the 8gbyte RAM directly into Dom0.

My inittab looks like:
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty

The problem is before the console loads up, or while.
when i "xm console <domain>" i can't press enter or any key.

It won't be recognized.
At startup the last message is like "starting cron..." and then... hang up.
shutdown works, but nothing else.

Thanks in advance,

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