mkinitrd.yaird error while installing xen

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by fmanders, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    Hello, when i follow the "The Perfect Xen 3.1.0 Setup For Debian Etch (i386)" everything works fine untill i get to this :

    # mkinitrd.yaird -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-xen 2.6.18-xen

    when i use that command i get the following error :
    yaird error: block device '/dev/hda1' unavailable (/etc/fstab:5) (fatal)

    been looking on google, but cant find someone with the same error, so i'm hoping any of you guys know ?

    Greets,

    Ferry.
     
  2. geekman

    geekman New Member

    Looks like either your fstab file isn't setup correctly, or you are trying to use a partition that doesn't exist. Could you post the /etc/fstab file and the output of fdisk -l (L)?

    Thanks.
     
  3. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    /etc/fstab
    Code:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    /dev/hda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    /dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/hdd        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
    
    fdisk -l
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80032038912 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9730 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        9400    75505468+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda2            9401        9730     2650725    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5            9401        9730     2650693+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
     
  4. geekman

    geekman New Member

    Did you use some sort of guide to setup fstab? Because it looks as though it's been setup for use on a different system. All your drives are sda (sata I think?) too tired to elaborate on what you'd need right now...but I can in the morning if nobody else catches it.

    Thanks.
     
  5. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    Thanks for your help sofar.

    the system is installed fresh (about a year ago) updated from sarge to etch few days ago. the kernel was originally made on a other server, but the hardware is identical.
     
  6. geekman

    geekman New Member

    Ok I think this is what you need, the only thing i'm not too sure about is /dev/sda1...does that mount to /boot? I assume so because that partition is the only bootable one.

    Code:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    /dev/sda1     /boot        ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    /dev/sda5     none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/sda2     /      ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    
    Thanks.
     
  7. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    yes i changed the fstab now and the install works :)

    only now i'm walking into this error, when i create a new image and try to start it i get :

    Error: Unable to connect to xend: No such file or directory. Is xend running?

    ps gives :

    Code:
    # ps aux | grep xen
    root        13  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   02:03   0:00 [xenwatch]
    root        14  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   02:03   0:00 [xenbus]
    root      3254  0.0  0.0   2096   812 ?        S    02:03   0:00 xenstored --pid-file /var/run/xenstore.pid
    root      3259  0.0  0.1   9624  5272 ?        S    02:03   0:00 python /usr/sbin/xend start
    root      3261  0.0  0.0  10188   516 ?        S    02:03   0:00 xenconsoled
    root      3262  0.0  0.0  10188   516 ?        S    02:03   0:00 xenconsoled
    root      3263  0.0  0.0  10188   516 ?        S    02:03   0:00 xenconsoled
    root      3264  0.0  0.2  12044  6064 ?        S    02:03   0:00 python /usr/sbin/xend start
    root      3268  0.0  0.2  12044  6064 ?        S    02:03   0:00 python /usr/sbin/xend start
    root      3269  0.0  0.2  12044  6064 ?        S    02:03   0:00 python /usr/sbin/xend start
    root      4946  0.0  0.0   1864   624 pts/1    S+   23:09   0:00 grep xen
    
    /var/log/xen/xend.log shows me :
    Code:
    [2007-08-09 02:02:21 3258] INFO (__init__:1072) Xend stopped due to signal 15.
    [2007-08-09 02:03:31 3264] INFO (__init__:1072) Xend Daemon started
    [2007-08-09 02:03:31 3264] INFO (__init__:1072) Xend changeset: unavailable .
    [2007-08-09 02:03:31 3264] INFO (__init__:1072) Xend version: Unknown.
    [2007-08-09 02:03:31 3264] ERROR (__init__:1072) Exception starting xend ((13, 'Permission denied'))
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/server/SrvDaemon.py", line 345, in run
        servers = SrvServer.create()
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/server/SrvServer.py", line 254, in create
        root.putChild('xend', SrvRoot())
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/server/SrvRoot.py", line 40, in __init__
        self.get(name)
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/web/SrvDir.py", line 82, in get
        val = val.getobj()
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/web/SrvDir.py", line 52, in getobj
        self.obj = klassobj()
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/server/SrvNode.py", line 30, in __init__
        self.xn = XendNode.instance()
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/XendNode.py", line 658, in instance
        inst = XendNode()
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/XendNode.py", line 83, in __init__
        self.other_config["xen_pagesize"] = self.xeninfo_dict()["xen_pagesize"]
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/XendNode.py", line 622, in xeninfo_dict
        return dict(self.xeninfo())
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/XendNode.py", line 572, in xeninfo
        info['xen_scheduler'] = self.xenschedinfo()
      File "/usr/lib/python/xen/xend/XendNode.py", line 562, in xenschedinfo
        sched_id = self.xc.sched_id_get()
    Error: (13, 'Permission denied')
    
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Do you get any error messages when you run
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/xend restart
    ?
     
  9. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    nope, no error messages, it also runs according to ps.

    altho it seems it gets a permission error at some point, but doesn't crash because of it.
     
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Did you try to restart it as root?

    What's the output of
    Code:
    ls -l /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp
    ?
     
  11. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    yes i tried to restart it with root, also rebooted the machine multiple times now.


    ls -l /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp gives :
    Code:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7028 2007-05-18 16:38 /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp
    
     
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Looks ok. And what's the output of
    Code:
    ls -la /etc/xen
    ?
     
  13. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    Code:
    total 92
    drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2007-05-18 16:57 .
    drwxr-xr-x 82 root root 4096 2007-08-09 02:03 ..
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2007-05-18 16:54 auto
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  156 2007-05-18 16:38 qemu-ifup
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2007-05-18 16:54 scripts
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  590 2007-08-08 23:09 xen1.blackring.lan.cfg
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 7028 2007-05-18 16:38 xend-config.sxp
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 7001 2007-05-18 16:38 xend-config-xenapi.sxp
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1256 2007-05-18 16:38 xend-pci-permissive.sxp
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 4129 2007-05-18 16:38 xend-pci-quirks.sxp
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1545 2007-05-18 16:38 xm-config-xenapi.xml
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1559 2007-05-18 16:38 xm-config.xml
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 6434 2007-05-18 16:38 xmexample1
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 7725 2007-05-18 16:38 xmexample2
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 7660 2007-05-18 16:38 xmexample.hvm
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 5473 2007-05-18 16:38 xmexample.vti
    
    
     
  14. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

  15. fmanders

    fmanders New Member

    yeah i'm going to the DC on thursday anyway ... so i'm gonna do it from square :)
     

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