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Re: [Xen-users] About installing Virtual Machines in the same hdd partit

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] About installing Virtual Machines in the same hdd partition
From: "Claus R. F. Overbeck" <xen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:07:12 +0200
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Am Donnerstag 02 Juni 2005 10:42 schrieb Fajar A. Nugraha:
> Miguel Gómez wrote:
> > The problem comes when I thing about installing a new Virtual Machine,
> > I would not like to create a new partition in my hard disk to store
> > the new virtual machine, what I would like to do is to have the same
> > filesystems being shared by all the running Virtual Machines, plus
> > Xen. Can I do this?
> Short answer : No.
> Long answer:
> Linux requires some part of filesystem (/var, /tmp, etc.) to be
> available read-write.


can't one circumvent this by mounting  ramdisks on these parts? Or if the 
whole root partition is not too big put it all in a ramdisk like on a 
diskless system?
One could also mount only one ramdisk and create links for tmp and var 
pointing to dirs on the ramdisk.



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