Subject: port-xen/32925: xen.gz crahes on Via Technologies C3 chipset
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 02/24/2006 22:10:01
>Synopsis: xen.gz crahes on Via Technologies C3 chipset
>Arrival-Date: Fri Feb 24 22:10:00 +0000 2006
>Originator: Robert Franklin
>Release: 3.0 release
Can't, system reboots immediately after the loading of xen.gz. Here is the uname -a output when booted in i386 mode with generic kernel:
NetBSD domain0_90.wildblue.net 3.0 NetBSD 3.0 (GENERIC) #0: Mon Dec 19 01:04:02 UTC 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/builds/ab/netbsd-3-0-RELEASE/i386/200512182024Z-obj/home/builds/ab/netbsd-3-0-RELEASE/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
the xen.gz kernel does not work on a Via Technologies C3 chipset.
I followed the directions in the Xen HOWTO to setup a domain0 on a via technologies PD6000 mini-itx board, including the installation of GRUB.
After the system loads xen.gz, the system immediately reboots. I can't even read the error message.
I followed the same procedure documented in the Xen HOWTO on an intel pentium4 setup, and had 0 issues getting domain0 to boot, so I do not think it is an installer issue (ie me installing it wrong or missing a config in the grub menu.lst file)
I found this on the xen-devel mailing list via google:
that seems to document a similar problem.
Install NetBSD3.0, then install domain0 as documented by the xen HOWTO on a via technologies board that has a C3 chipset. The system will immediately reboot. I can arrange access to the system remotely with serial console if someone would like to look at it further. I can be contacted at email@example.com