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Re: [Fedora-xen] fc6: xennet module issue with kickstart



On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 01:41:02AM +0100, Florian Heigl wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I found one more little issue to stumble over :)
> 
> I tried (among others) the following kernel:
> kernel-xen-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686.rpm and the initrd from a (freshly
> rsynced) images/xen/ directory.
> 
> When the domU is created it comes up properly, and automatically preloads
> the xenvbd module,
> but not xennet. I extracted the initrd and found the xennet module there,
> but it seems not possible
> to load it from the network driver dialog (it's not listed). I'm confused as
> I also tried an fc5 kernel + initrd, and also
> a rhel5 beta kernel+initrd. I think the issue is somewhere with the initrd,
> but don't really found a hook to
> change anything, maybe short of rebuilding the initrd using --preload xennet

The error message about not finding a network driver is actually a little
misleading in the Xen case. What it actually means is that the Dom0 host
failed to create the backend interface for the virtual NIC - so there was
nothing for the xennet driver to talk to.

> If You're successfully installing FC6 domU's from within xen, please speak
> up!
> 
> the following are the relevant settings from the domU configfile
> kernel = "/mnt/xendistro_temp//vmlinuz"
> ramdisk = "/mnt/xendistro_temp/initrd.img"
> extra = "ks=http://192.168.199.4/ks_fc6.cfg";
> ip = "192.168.199.5"
> netmask = "255.255.255.0"
> gateway = "192.168.199.1"
> # single line :)
> disk = [ 'phy:/dev/evms/ll-kickme_root,hda,w',
> 'phy:/dev/evms/ll-kickme_rootmir,hdb,w',
> 'phy:/dev/evms/ll-kickme_swap,hdc,w',
> 'phy:/dev/evms/ll-kickme_home,hdd,w' ]
> vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr1' ]

This is your problem - 'type=ioemu' is only relevant for fully-virt
guests, but you're trying to do parav-irt install - just remove the
type param & it will probably work.

Regards,
Dan.
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