Description of problem:
When running F16 as an HVM Xen domain, the xen-platform-pci driver needs to be present. If it isn't, then the kernel will unplug the emulated disk and net devices, but never load the corresponding Xen netfront and blkfront drivers, resulting in a system which has no root filesystem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel
2. Boot as HVM under Xen
Boot fails, because it can't find a root filesystem (or any LVM disks)
Boot on PV drivers
Adding "xen-platform-pci" to the dracut config and rebuilding fixes this for me, but the driver should probably just be built in rather than modular.
ok, made this =y. I assume there's no downside to having this always loaded on baremetal ?
Nope. It's just a PCI device driver, so if the device isn't present it does nothing.
kernel-3.1.0-0.rc8.git0.0.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.1.0-0.rc8.git0.0.fc16'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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kernel-3.1.0-0.rc8.git0.0.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
*** Bug 747617 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***