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Re: [Xen-users] fresh xcp 1.6 & xenserver install fails on first boot (kernel not found).

Hi Errol - so I went through the rescue disk boot, mounted /dev/sda1, and once 
mounted I looked for /boot/extlinux.conf - and found it - also found a 
/boog/extlinux folder with lots of files in it - I wondered if part of the 
issue was a bad mbr - I found examples of people initializing the mbr by 
copying the mbr.bin from the extlinux or syslinux install.

I don't see one in the extlinux folders - this is xenserver on the machine at 
the moment - but I found /usr/share/syslinux/mbr.bin

So I did:
cp /tmp/sda/usr/share/syslinux/mbr.bin /tmp
umount /tmp/sda
dd if=/tmp/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda

When I rebooted I got a different result.

Missing operating system.

I know that the syslinux mbr file probably isn't right for the extlinux in 
place - so now I'll try to track down an extlinux mbr file - I figured it was 
worth a shot. But I don't see one in the installed xenserver. Maybe I'll find 
one on the xenserver iso.

Thanks - any more advice / insite appreciated - still wondering if I will get 
past this only to find xenserver / xcp are missing a driver or if it's really 
all just about extlinux not installing properly for some reason.

Does anyone know if there is a way from the xenserver or xcp iso to force a 
reinstall of extlinux?

Thank you all,


-----Original Message-----
From: Errol Neal [mailto:eneal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: September 23, 2013 7:37 AM
To: Mitch (BitBlock)
Cc: 'jaceksburghardt@xxxxxxxxx'; 'Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] fresh xcp 1.6 & xenserver install fails on first boot 
(kernel not found).

On Mon, 09/23/2013 03:19 AM, "mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi again...
> I'm pretty sure the missing grub.conf is relevant if not key - though I'm 
> still sure how to fix it.
> The resulting info from theboot-repair-cd seem to point to grub not being 
> properly installed. But I'm not sure hwo to remedy that.
> Thanks again!
> M

I'm probably several threads behind on this one, but the grub bootloader is not 
a part of XenServer/XCP. It uses EXTLINUX 
Is your RAID device a fakeraid device?

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