xen: Problem booting domain0

Ben Collins ben.collins at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 21 22:53:08 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 23:45 +0200, Hadmut Danisch wrote:
> Hi,
> when I try to use Xen of ubuntu 7.04, I can boot into domain0, but
> domain0 can't access video cards and some pci devices, e.g. it does
> not find sata disks. I've seen the problem on three different machine.
> In contrast, I have one debian machine (although with a much more modern
> CPU) where disks and video behaves as normal, i.e. you don't see any
> difference between a regular boot and booting into domain0. Disks and
> X11 comes up as usual.
> Could this problem be caused by older processors, different kernel
> configurations, or domain configuration?

Xen isn't really supported in pre-gutsy. In Gutsy, however, we are
building xen dom0/domU out of our stock tree, and so it should be much
more stable. In addition we are providing linux-restrcited-modules and
linux-ubuntu-modules for this kernel, so it should have the exact same
hardware support.

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