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    Adding blockdev_prefix to hypervisor options · 525011bc
    Maciej Bliziński authored
    Allows to install Red Hat based systems, for example Oracle Linux.
    Tested with OEL.
    The hypervisor by default offers a device named 'sda'.  If the SCSI
    module is already loaded, the disk device can't be created due to naming
    conflict, and the disk is not available.  A workaround is to modify the
    initrd by removing the scsi driver from it.  This helps, but doesn't
    allow to install the OS.
    Red Hat's installer, anaconda, runs parted, which tries to execute a
    check against /dev/sda and fails.  This makes anaconda think that the
    disk is faulty, and not available.  The best way to work around this, is
    to declare 'xvda' as the xen disk device.  Red Hat version of parted
    package contains a patch which makes parted skip the SCSI test if device
    name starts with 'xvd'.
    This patch allows to pass -H xen-pvm:blockdev_prefix="xvd" and
    successfully run the Red Hat installer.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarMaciej Bliziński <blizinski@google.com>
    [iustin@google.com: added the new parameter to XenHvm PARAMS]
    Signed-off-by: default avatarIustin Pop <iustin@google.com>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarIustin Pop <iustin@google.com>