Xen on Ubuntu: DomU hangs on boot

Allen Fowler allen.fowler at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 29 21:49:35 UTC 2007

Hmm. Maybe the repeated boot-reboot cycle messed it the disk image. (If it ever was correct in the first place.)

How do I "loop-back" mount to check it?


----- Original Message ----
From: Markus Schönhaber <ubuntu-users at schoenhaber.de>
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:36:40 PM
Subject: Re: Xen on Ubuntu: DomU hangs on boot

Allen Fowler wrote:

>> Add
>> extra = 'xencons=tty'
>> to the config file for your DomU. I. e. make it look similar to
> Wow.  That did something.
> Now the process gets a bit further. I wind up with somesort of an
 "initramfs" prompt.
> Here is the "xm console" log...
> Begin: Waiting for root file system... ...
> [... THEN...]
> Done.
> /dev/hda1: unknown volume type

WAG: The image file you use for hda1 might be somehow corrupt. Try to
loop-mount it and see what happens.


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