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I am attempting to use pv-grub on a stock arch linux instance on linode by following this post:-

http://forum.linode.com/viewtopic.php?p=49387

Unfortunately, I am unable to get my pv-grub enabled instance booted up.

Here's the error log I am able to retrieve via logview in linode's lish.

Xen Minimal OS!
start_info:   0xa8d000
  nr_pages:   131072  shared_inf: bf26c000
  pt_base:    0xa90000  mod_start:  0x0
  Booting 'Arch Linux  [/boot/vmlinuz-linux]'

root  (hd0)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, using whole disk
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/xvda ro

close blk: backend at /local/domain/0/backend/vbd/3391/51712
close blk: backend at /local/domain/0/backend/vbd/3391/51728
[21800338.956906] i8042: No controller found
[21800338.998630] drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: unable to open rtc device (rtc0)
[21800338.998818] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

How should I interpret this error and how do I go about fixing this so my pv-grub enabled arch linux instance can now boot properly?

UPDATE

I also notice that it claims that the filesystem type is ext2fs. Perhaps this is the problem as the disk I created on linode.com is in fact using ext3?

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The stock arch linux does not work for me and my solution was to custom build my own kernel.

Reference - http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/37407/learning-how-to-build-my-own-linux-kernel

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