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Re: [Xen-users] Xen PVHVM DomU's hdX+xvdX redundancy 'confusing' to guests OS's isntaller. An OS, or Xen, issue?

  • To: PGNet Dev <pgnet.dev@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Sarah Newman <srn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 13:05:47 -0800
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On 03/01/2016 12:19 PM, PGNet Dev wrote:
> I'm launching a Distro installer (openSUSE) in a Xen 4.6.x PVHVM guest.
> IIUC, PVHVM maintains disk identity as both hdX and xvdX.
> It appears that both those identities are passed to the Guest.  In the case 
> of openSUSE's (graphical) installer, it appears to cause confusion -- in
> that redundant choices are presented AND selected for drives to be formatted, 
> grub boot order to be traversed, etc.
> Here's the thread I posted at 'opensuse-virtual' ML with a bit more detail, & 
> a screenshot of what's occurring:
>   https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-virtual/2016-03/msg00001.html
> What's not clear to me is where there needs to be a 'fix' (or cleanup) -- in 
> Xen, or in the distro's installer?

What happens if you drop "hdtype = 'ahci'" from the config file? Have you 
looked at dmesg for the installer yet?

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