I've just installed an Ubuntu Lucid 64bit image (from Stacklet) as a Xen DomU, running under Xen 3.2.1 on Centos 5.2 64bit.
Everything is working fine, except my logs are flooded with:

/dev/hvc0: No such file or directory

I tried creating the device with mknod /dev/hvc0 c 229 0 but the message just changes to:

/dev/hvc0: cannot open as standard input: No such device or address

Any hint on what I could try? :(

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I asked at Stacklet and they told me that

The Xen kernel used with 10.04 does not require /dev/hvc0. I recommend the following:

  1. remove /etc/init/hvc0.conf (or move it someplace else)
  2. /boot/grub/menu.lst should reference tty1 instead of hvc0

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