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Re: Xen root filesystem on disk with gpt partitions
> On Dec 13, 2022, at 1:24 PM, Brian Buhrow <buhrow%nfbcal.org@localhost> wrote:
> hello. Here is a sample boot.cfg file which boots NetBSD by partition name, rather than
> by disk number.
> menu=Boot normally:rndseed /var/db/entropy-file;boot NAME=root:netbsd
> menu=Boot single user:rndseed /var/db/entropy-file;boot NAME=root:netbsd -s
> menu=Boot serial console:rndseed /var/db/entropy-file;consdev com0;boot NAME=root:netbsd
> menu=Boot single user (serial console):rndseed /var/db/entropy-file;consdev com0;boot NAME=root:netbsd -s
> menu=Drop to boot prompt:prompt
Thanks for this.
For Xen booting, a combination of load and multiboot is required. For example, the following line in /boot.cfg works:
menu=Boot Xen:load /netbsd.gz root=dk1 console=pc;multiboot /xen.gz dom0_mem=512M
How can I replace the “root=dk1” part to refer to the root partition by gpt name?
I have tried replacing the “dk1” part with the name of the partition as well as “NAME=name”, but neither works. I have tried to use the “root” command prior to “load”, but that does not work either.
Is it possible to do this when booting Xen?
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