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Re: [Fedora-xen] Re: [fedora-virt] bzImage dom0 kernel support in latest rawhide Xen packages



On Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 12:37:42AM +0000, M A Young wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2009, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 01:37:06PM +0100, Jan ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
> >>When trying to compile 2.6.29-rc3+xen, I need to turn off xen*frontentds
> >>and xen*backend drivers have to be compiled into kernel, not as modules.
> >>After this I have a functional kernel, but after booting with xen-3.3.gz, 
> >>my
> >>screen is blank.
> >>
> >
> >I haven't gotten the pv_ops dom0 kernel VGA text console to work at all
> >yet..
> >
> >I've been using serial console.
> 
> I have the VGA console printing boot messages from the kernel with the 
> configuration
> 
> title xen test
> 	root (hd0,5)
> 	kernel /xen-3.3.gz
> 	module /vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc3-tip ro 
> 	root=UUID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 single pci=nomsi 
> 	maxcpus=1
> 	module /initrd-2.6.29-rc3-tip.img
> 
> though it crashes before it gets as far as a prompt. This is x86_64. 
> However I have another machine that goes blank after the XEN output 
> (though I am not sure I have tried it with precisely the same options) 
> which is an i686. The difference might be nothing to do with the boot 
> options though, and could relate to graphics cards or precisely how 
> plymouth is set up.
> 

Yeah, that's my problem too.. VGA text console goes blank when dom0 kernel is
booted.. Xen hypervisor messages are displayed OK (before the dom0 kernel).

I'm running also 32bit Xen and dom0.

-- Pasi


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