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Old 14th September 2006, 03:30 PM
chuckbrazie Offline
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FC5 Xen Boot "could not find filesystem 'dev/root'"

Installed FC5 many times with no problem.
Updated FC5 to latest.
Installed xen-unstable from the mercurial tree and did make world, etc.
Did mkinitrd, and updated grub.conf, and even tried fstab updates.

The problem is booting the Xen kernel it gets an error:
Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
mount: could not find filesystem 'dev/root'

I tried both LVM and non LVM FC5 installs, similar problem with missing dev/root.

I tried depmod and redid mkinitrd with no success.

What am I missing?

Thanks for some guidance,

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.17-1.2174_FC5)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img
title Xen (2.6)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/xen.gz noreboot
module /boot/vmlinuz-2.6-xen root=/dev/hda2 selinux=0
module /boot/initrd-2.6-xen
dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
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