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Re: [alpine-devel] Edge: Xen hang during boot

From: Florian Heigl <>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:37:57 +0100

2011/11/18 Natanael Copa <>:
> On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:08:01 +0100
> Florian Heigl <> wrote:

> Do you need udev? (you probably want udev if you have things that
> depends on libudev, like xorg.

the howto has said i want it, and xen indeed does use udev for
hotplugging interfaces or disks into virtual machines.

I didn't explicitely enable mdev / or did know that it's around.

Any quick pointer for disabling? Does it need a initrd rebuild to turn off?

as for your desktop maybe we can sync a little when you're setting it up.
I hope I have everything tested till then.

So far I could boot a CentOS paravirt VM (that means I got it do see a
disk) but didn't get the networking sorted (that means it thought it
had an interface but that interface was not hooked up to it's bridge)

A few weeks ago I wrote a howto for making an alpine domU image for
some guy who wanted one, but I'm afraid he didn't actually build it.
I'm going to put that on my list :)


the purpose of libvirt is to provide an abstraction layer hiding all
xen features added since 2006 until they were finally understood and
copied by the kvm devs.
Received on Fri Nov 18 2011 - 14:37:57 UTC