booting oneiric in xen hvm domU

Mark Dokter dokter at
Wed Sep 21 10:56:36 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 09:46 AM, Stefan Bader wrote:

> That sort of is normal and depends on the guest. Except the virtual kernel, all
> other kernels have the blockfront and netfront drivers only compiled as a
> module. If one wants to use them, then those need to go into the list of early
> loaded modules. Or as with the argument, xen gets told to keep the emulated disk
> and network devices.
> But it would be worth documenting this at least in the release notes, I guess.

How early is early ? I guess the modules are in the initrd, since I can
drop to a shell and load them. But this doesn't reveal disks/nics.

> Note, that emulated net seems still have some issues under load the last time I
> looked.

Yes I can unfortunately confirm that :( I tried to install ubuntu
several times and luckily it succeeded at *sometime*. Most of the time
the install process died when downloading additional debs.

> -Stefan


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