On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 06:54:23AM -0700, David Konerding wrote:So I'm assuming /dev exists, and is a directory?
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:25 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com>wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 08:49:01PM -0700, David Konerding wrote:
> > [..]
> > I forgot to add last night that your problem sounds like missing udev.
> > If you get a process listing (ps ax) is udevd running? On Ubuntu
> > 11.04 in virt-rescue I get:
> > 43 ? S<s 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
> > 367 ? S< 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
> > 368 ? S< 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
> udevd is definitely there (I see 1 instance, not three). udevd complains
> about /dev/null being missing, and /dev is pretty empty (there is only a
> kmsg file there).
> The other big problem I see right now is that virtio-serial isn't workingYeah, one thing about this which I forgot.
> properly (which is the ultimate message I see). I'm trying to debug that a
> bit by manually starting a simple KVM with the virtio-console flags and
> seeing if that works.
guestfsd opens /dev/virtio-ports/org.libguestfs.channel.0, see
This device won't exist unless (1) udev is running and populating /dev
properly -- see above. And (2) the udev rules exist for
virtio-serial. It might be that (2) requires an updated version of
udev from a later Ubuntu release. In Ubuntu 11.04 the rules are in
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