here's the thing: I have Debian Lenny running Xen dom0, and I want to install another Debian Lenny as domU. I followed the guide at Debian Wiki to the letter. Installation goes fine until Debian installer tries to install Grub, it fails with this error:
Installation step failed
An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is: Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk
If I ignore that, complete the installation and try to boot the machine, I get this:
Loading, please wait...
Begin: Loading essential drivers ... done.
Begin: Running /scripts/init-premount ... FATAL: Error inserting fan (/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686-bigmem/kernel/drivers/acpi/fan.ko): No such device
FATAL: Error inserting thermal (/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686-bigmem/kernel/drivers> /acpi/thermal.ko): No such device
[ 0.608267] blkfront: xvda1: barriers enabled
Begin: Mounting root file system ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ... done.
Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount ... done.
mount: cannot read /etc/fstab: No such file or directory
Begin: Running /scripts/local-bottom ... done.
Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such > file or directory
mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init.
No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.
My .conf file for Xen is pretty simple:
kernel = '/vmlinuz'
ramdisk = '/initrd.img'
memory = 256
vif = ['bridge=xenbr0']
disk = [ 'file:/xen/root.img,hda1,w' ]
Any ideas where to start hunting for the problem? I'm pretty stumped.