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Bob Crandell
24-Jan-2012, 02:45
Hi,

How does one change the boot order in a XEN VM? I tried pushing F2 and
DEL when starting the VM to get the BIOS but no joy. This works with
VMware.

Thanks
Bob Crandell

ab
24-Jan-2012, 14:24
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What "disks" does your VM see currently? Have you tried adding a 'hdc'
as your other drive (ISO/optical or whatever) to see if it auto-selects
it? Full virtualization or paravirtualization?

Good luck.
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Bob Crandell
24-Jan-2012, 17:25
On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:24:02 +0000, ab wrote:

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> What "disks" does your VM see currently? Have you tried adding a 'hdc'
> as your other drive (ISO/optical or whatever) to see if it auto-selects
> it? Full virtualization or paravirtualization?
>
> Good luck.
It see hda (boot drive) and hdb (cdrom). It is paravirtualization. I
want to boot from hdb.

Thanks

Bob Crandell
25-Jan-2012, 00:47
On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:24:02 +0000, ab wrote:

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> What "disks" does your VM see currently? Have you tried adding a 'hdc'
> as your other drive (ISO/optical or whatever) to see if it auto-selects
> it? Full virtualization or paravirtualization?
>
> Good luck.
I found:
# boot on floppy (a), hard disk (c), Network (n) or CD-ROM (d)
# default: hard disk, cd-rom, floppy
#boot="cda"
boot="dca"

Didn't help.

This isn't an issue any more BTW. The client is just going to pull the
plug on this VM and deal with the fallout later.

Thanks
Bob

KBOYLE
07-Feb-2012, 18:52
It see hda (boot drive) and hdb (cdrom). It is paravirtualization. I want to boot from hdb.

Thanks

Hi Bob,

Take a look at TID 3564240.
XEN: How to boot SLES para-virtual DomU's into the Rescue System for disaster recovery (http://www.novell.com/support/php/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=3564240&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1&dialogID=302271695&stateId=0%200%20302275086)