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Re: Xen on Dedibox

On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 01:34:34PM +0000, Gerard Lally wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2017, at 12:29, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 12:16:18PM +0000, Gerard Lally wrote:
> > > Should Xen work on a GPT partitioning layout? I installed Xen on a
> > > Dedibox from Online.net but the system would not boot into Xen. After a
> > > delay it would boot back into a normal netbsd kernel.
> > 
> > I don't understand how it would go back to the normal kernel if the
> > default is the Xen entry. AFAIK there is no fall-back mechanism in the
> > boot loader if the default entry doesn't work.
> > 
> > Make sure that both disks of the raid1 are properly synchronised.
> I don't understand why it boots to the default kernel either.

My guess is that, for some reason, it doesn't use the Xen entry at all

> I use David Brownlee's method[1] to set up raidframe on GPT. I always
> allow parity to complete, if that's what you mean.
> In principle, raid+wedges+GPT shouldn't cause a problem for Xen, I take
> it? The dom0 kernel has the necessary options included?

I'm not sure, this would need to be checked.
Also, you may need a root= option for the Xen entry.
Xen kernels can't detect the boot device and use the first probed drive
by default (or the raid volume marked as root)

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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