Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167079
xen domain can't read drives,Cannot open root device
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
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Description of problem:
VFS: Cannot open root device "/dev/sda1" or unknown-block(0,0)
VFS: Cannot open root device "/dev/hda1" or unknown-block(0,0)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install xen on tyan 2462, 2 scsi, 2 ide scsi and 2 ide cd's
2.Try to start vm
Actual Results: VFS: Cannot open root device
Expected Results: The vm should have found one of the drives.
I have had simillar issues in the past with anaconda on this box as well, I need to get a new drive soon anyway, when I get it I will try to test with only 1 scsi drive.
I rebuilt the xend package using the spec file and patch from the rpm and the
tar ball at xen-source it plays nicer now.
I had to make a few changes in the %files section of the spec file some chnages.
Any explanation for the non dev crowd for this?
Upstream xen-unstable is very aptly named. It looks like there's always
something broken, and always something else ;(
Any time I resync to a different upstream Xen snapshot I'm essentially playing
russian roulette ;)
I will hit the xen-devel list for now, their is way too many things going on for
one bug report in bugzilla. If I get a build that plays nice on my SMP FC4 will
More recent xen changeset's are behaving much better.