Ubuntu

Comment 21 for bug 682831

@scott: hit by this bug today any ideas when this will be fixed in legacy-grub-ec2 ?

in the meantime. for others running an Ubuntu 10.04.* domU with the linux-image-ec2 kernel and getting no console, the proper way to fix this is to add

console=hvc0 xencons=hvc0

in /boot/grub/menu.lst in the kopt line, so it looks like

# kopt=root=UUID=ca7eba50-21d7-4756-b797-50b13a637791 ro console=hvc0 xencons=hvc0

then you should run /usr/sbin/update-grub-legacy-ec2 ( which will also be run after each kernel update ) from the package grub-legacy-ec2.

You can verify that the xen console option was properly added to your kernel entries:

grep ^kernel /boot/grub/menu.lst
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-340-ec2 root=UUID=ca7eba50-21d7-4756-b797-50b13a637791 ro console=hvc0 xencons=hvc0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-340-ec2 root=UUID=ca7eba50-21d7-4756-b797-50b13a637791 ro console=hvc0 xencons=hvc0 single