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Bug#582044: hw-detect: same issue with squeeze xen domU running on lenny xen dom0

Package: hw-detect
Version: testing on 03 July 2010
Followup-For: Bug #582044

I have the same issue when trying to install squeeze/testing/03-July-2010
in a Xen HVM domU running on a stable/lenny Xen dom0. I read a few reports of
seeing this problem on low memory systems but doubled the VM's RAM from
128MB to 256MB with no effect.

The disk is detected, so I'm a bit puzzled. ALT-F4 shows:

	13:26:47 kernel: ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
	13:26:47 kernel: ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
	13:26:47 kernel: ide-gd driver 1.18
	13:26:47 kernel: hda: max request size: 512KiB
	13:26:47 kernel: hda: 25165824 sectors (12884MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63
	13:26:47 kernel: hda: cache flushes supported
	13:26:47 kernel:  hda: unknown parititon table
	13:32:45 hw-detect: ISA bus detected: loading module 'ide-generic'
	13:32:45 hw-detect: insmod /lib/modules/2.6.30-2-486/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-generic.ko
	13:32:45 kernel: ide_generic: please use "probe_mask=0x3f" module parameter for probing all legact ISA IDE ports
	13:32:47 kernel: check-missing-firmware: no missing firmware in /dev/.udev/firmware-missing

Shortly after that ALT-F1 goes blue for a bit and then appears:

	No disk drive was detected. If you know the name of the driver
	needed by your disk drive, you can select it from the list.

I assume that this is a hw-detect issue, because the 'kernel:' lines
above indicate that the kernel has no problem detecting the hardware
and sfdisk has no problem partitioning. (fdisk currently has a library
problem, so that's why i tested with sfdisk, which is also available
from the shells on ALT-F2/F3).

I can easily repeat my test if something new arrives in testing, I 
could also drop a new deb/udeb/whatever into my testing mirror and
try installing from that if that would help.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-xen-686 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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