Subject: Re: Image-based Linux-DomUs fail to boot ("VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block(0,0)")
To: Mark Weinem <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-xen
Date: 08/05/2006 20:20:38
On Sat, Aug 05, 2006 at 07:56:56PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > 
> > 2) Booting a file-based Linux image directly:
> I didn't find ready-to-use disk image, so I guess it's a file that you
> formatted as ext2 and populated by yourself ?

The .tbz files on
contains the disk images, not only a tar file of a working installation.
It appears that these files are sparse, and our vnd driver doesn't handle
this. If you copy the file using 'cp' all works fine.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference