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RE: xen with raidframe without grub

Thanks for the help.

Turns out "probable user error".  I had the current file system on raid1a but 
booting was picking up kernel, boot, boot.cfg from raid0a.  Changing boot.cfg 
on raid1a did not change how things were booting.

I guess that boot is smart enough to determine if the partition is raid or not 
and can look for the beginning of the file system offset 64 for raid.

Sorry for the unnecessary interruption.

From: Steven Bellovin [smb%cs.columbia.edu@localhost]
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:30 PM
To: John Hayward
Cc: port-xen%netbsd.org@localhost
Subject: Re: xen with raidframe without grub

On Sep 15, 2010, at 8:21 51AM, John Hayward wrote:

>  This list has been helpful in the past and I have seen previously it is 
> possible to boot xen without grub using boot.cfg.
> I have raid on wd0a and wd1a on raid1a.  It appears when I boot the system it 
> is not seeing the same set of files as what is on raid1a - that is the 
> netbsd-XEN3_DOM0 is not present and I don't think that the version of /boot 
> and /boot.cfg that I see in the boot menu are the same as what I see after 
> the system is up (on raid1a) - I think the inodes are different.
> Is it possible to set up Xen on raid and boot without grub?

Yes; I'm running a production system in more or less that way, using 5.0_STABLE 
on amd64.  This is the active boot.cfg line:

menu=Xen (256MB):load /netbsd-DOM0;multiboot /xen.gz dom0_mem=256M console=com1 

and the relevant sections of what is mounted:

# mount
/dev/raid0a on / type ffs (local)
kernfs on /kern type kernfs (local)
ptyfs on /dev/pts type ptyfs (local)
procfs on /proc type procfs (local)

What do you get if you run 'raidctl -s raid1'?

                --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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