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Re: [Xen-devel] Newbee - Xenoboot CD

To: Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Newbee - Xenoboot CD
From: Ted Hilts <thilts77@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 18:14:09 -0700
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Thank you for the comment.  I created a high level brief (no details) 4 point outline regarding what I think I have to do and would appreciate your comments.  
So I guess (based on what you said) I will have to:

1. Install a Linux distribution (how about SuSE 9.1 which has a 2.6.x kernel)?
2. Either (using the Xen source or an Xen binary) replace the SuSE 9.1 kernel
with Xen which I understand is built on (uses or is part of -- ported to) either
the 2.4.x and the2.6.x kernel)?
3. Then using Xen create a virtual machine into which I can "plant" SuSE 9.2 OS
or some other 2.6.x based Linux distribution or even BSD?
4. Then I can take the customized Xenoboot CD for that Xen installation and use it for
a permanent front end boot and recovery system and also a way to backup systems
as well as using one system as a template to create(clone) others or migrate a system
or even partitions. 

Tim Deegan wrote:
Hi Ted,

Just to be clear -- you know the Xenoboot CD doesn't have Xen on it,
right?  It's just a piece of boot infrastructure we use for controlling
test machines.

There will be a Xen/Debian/BSD live CD available from the Xen project
site within the next few days, which does boot to Xen (but doesn't do
the boot infrastructure things that the Xenoboot does), or alternatively
Jred Rhine has made a Xen/ttylinux boot CD which is much smaller and
would be easier to download. ( http://software.wordzoo.com/xencd/ )


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