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Re: Users can provide their own kernels? (Was: Re: [Xen-users] Basic Que

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Subject: Re: Users can provide their own kernels? (Was: Re: [Xen-users] Basic Question)
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 14:24:26 +0100
Cc: Andy Smith <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wednesday 15 June 2005 14:27, Andy Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 01:11:44PM +0100, Mark Williamson wrote:
> > You don't need a grub.conf in the guest but in the -unstable tree you can
> > create one in the guest filesystem and get a bootloader prompt when you
> > start the domain.  In this case, the guest kernel will need to be
> > *inside* the guest filesystem for the bootloader to find it.
> >
> > I'm not sure but there may be some config options required to enable the
> > guest bootloader.
> Does the above imply that in -unstable, users can provide their own
> kernels?

Yes.  You just stick a grub.conf / menu.lst in the usual place and should Just 

We're also working an another bootloader approach based on kexec but the 
effect will be the same.


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