[CentOS-virt] Migrating from KVM to XEN - kernel panic

Christopher Hunt dharmachris at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 19:19:49 UTC 2009

Well that was more helpful than I could reasonable hope for but alas, the
error didn't change much:
device-mapper: dm-raid45: initialized v0.2594l
Waiting for driver initialization.
Scanning and configuring dmraid supported devices
Scanning logical volumes
  Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
  Found volume group "vg00" using metadata type lvm2  ## this is the VG on
the KVM host
Activating logical volumes
  Volume group "virt01vg00" not found  ## this is the VG on the XEN host
Creating root device.
Mounting root filesystem.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Setting up other filesystems.
Setting up new root fs
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
Switching to new root and running init.
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
ERROR opening /dev/console: No such file or directory
Trying to use fd 0 instead.
WARNING: can't access (null)
exec of init ((null)) failed!!!: Bad address
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I wonder if i need to mount the block device and edit fstab?

Christopher Hunt

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Christopher G. Stach II <cgs at ldsys.net>wrote:

> ----- "Christopher Hunt" <dharmachris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This brings me back to suspecting the problem is in the different file
> > structures. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the other replies
> > in this thread.
> mkinitrd in dom0 with xenblk and xennet and use that new initrd for the
> guests. After you get the guests up and running, install kernel-xen in each
> one and switch to using pygrub. The following should handle the first part,
> but no warranties implied. :)
> mkinitrd --with=xenblk --with=xennet --preload=xenblk --preload=xennet
> /boot/initrd-2.6.18-164.6.1.el5xen-domU.img 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5xen
> for i in /etc/xen/guest[0-9]*; do
>  cp ${i} ${i}.bak
>  sed -i '/^ramdisk/cramdisk =
> "/boot/initrd-2.6.18-164.6.1.el5xen-domU.img"' ${i}
> done
> --
> Christopher G. Stach II
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