Executing 'xm console DomU' does not provide login prompt

  • 3499657
  • 18-Feb-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Support Pack 1
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Support Pack 1
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)

Situation

When executingxm create NAME_OF_DomUorxm console NAME_OF_DomUno login prompt is available. XEN packages being invoked are on the latest patch level.

Resolution

Add the following options to the extra='' line of the DomU config file in /etc/xen/vm/:
extra='TERM=XTERM xencons=tty1 console=ttyS0'

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