Subject: Re: linux domU's and partitioning
To: david l goodrich <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-xen
Date: 12/04/2006 15:41:54
On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 08:23:58AM -0600, david l goodrich wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 10:57:04AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > 
> > It's possible that this has changed with Xen3.?With Xen2 I'm sure using 
> > 0x300 didn't work; the linux kernel simply didn't read the partition table
> > from the virtal disk.
> Wait, 0x300 actually means something?  What does it mean?

For linux it's a device number: 0x300 is hda, 0x301 hda1, etc
NetBSD doesn't care.

> just been numbering the disks 0x1, 0x2, etc...  the galaxy hasn't
> exploded yet, so i figured i was okay...

With NetBSD guests it's OK, but with linux guest the kernel should print
an "unknown device" error

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference