How should I boot Xen kernel when HDD is connected to C602 Integrated SATA Controller (SCU)?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7
  • x86_64
  • LX 108Td-4G
  • Xen hypervisor

Issue

  • How should I boot Xen kernel when HDD is connected to C602 Integrated SATA Controller (SCU)?
  • It just repeats reboot sequence with no messages go out.

Resolution

The Xen hypervisor will not start in such a environment.
To work around this issue, disable the Xen hypervisor's EDD feature with
the "edd=off" kernel parameter.
For example:

kernel /xen.gz edd=off

5.7 Technical Notes

The Xen hypervisor will not start when booting from an iSCSI disk. To
work around this issue, disable the Xen hypervisor's EDD feature with
the "edd=off" kernel parameter. For example:
  kernel /xen.gz edd=off
( BZ#568336) 

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