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Old 12-05-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Xen guest hangs during boot

Hello peoples, I am neww here and already got a problem.
I have setup an debian 64bit minimal, installed the xen-system-2.6.26 for amd64 and with the xen-tools I was ready to go. I set up a guest by using xen-create-image and installed an etch guest. now when I start the guest by invoking "xm create vm1.cfg" and looking into "xm list", the state of vm1 is "blocked". opening the console of vm1 "xm console vm1" prints the following:

INIT: Entering runlevel: 2
Starting system log daemon: syslogd.
Starting kernel log daemon: klogd.
* Not starting internet superserver: no services enabled.
Starting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd[ 1.578284] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 1.578603] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
Starting periodic command scheduler: crond.
That's all. Invoking an "xm shutdown vm1" tells me that the vm1 properly changes the runlevel and cleanly shuts down.

Does some body have any idea 'bout that? Thanks!!!
Old 03-09-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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I to am having this exact problem. Xen 3.2.1-amd64, Debian 5.0 Lenny (Dom0 and the DomU with the issues). SSHing into it gives me: "PTY allocation request failed on channel 0
stdin: is not a tty". Any suggestions anyone?

Edit: I got it working by uninstalling and reinstalling Xen and all its related packages. No idea why it happened, but it seems to work now *fingers crossed*.

Last edited by djbon2112; 03-10-2009 at 06:50 PM.
Old 04-22-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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Try to add extra parameter to your domU configuration file
extra = ‘console=hvc0 xencons=tty‘
It helps me.

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