Hi All,

I’m trying to get OpenSSI working on Xen and have hit a problem.

I’m following the instructions at http://openssi.org/cgi-bin/view?page=docs2/1.9/debian/xen-howto.txt and also the document at http://www.option-c.com/xwiki/OpenSSI

I’ve got as far as booting the domU with the OpenSSI kernel and I get “Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0)”

My base Xen installation is 2.07 on Debian Sarge using the packages from option-c and I used the pre-built OpenSSI kernel.

My config file for the domU is:

#kernel = "/boot/xen-linux-2.6.11-ocxenu"

kernel = “……./xenU-vmlinuz"

ramdisk = “………/initrd"

memory = 64

name = "<hostname>"

disk = ['file……..img,hda1,w','file……...img,hda2,w']

root = "/dev/hda1 ro"


vif = ['mac=AA:00:00:18:94:FB']

and /etc/fstab on the domU is

# Begin /etc/fstab

# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>                          

/dev/hda1       /       ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro,node=1       0

/dev/hda2       swap    swap    sw,node=1       0       0

proc    /proc   proc    defaults,node=* 0       0

# End /etc/fstab

Does anyone have any ideas as to where I’ve gone wrong?