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Re: [Xen-users] Minimum kernel.config requirements for domU?

To: "Rustedt, Florian" <Florian.Rustedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Minimum kernel.config requirements for domU?
From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:46:58 +0700
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On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:39 PM, Rustedt, Florian
<Florian.Rustedt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> What are the absolut minimum requirements for a domU selfmade paravirtualized 
> kernel?

Try looking at this

> I am asking because i want to build a domU kernel w/o any additional 
> features, just able to directly boot into the provided blockdevice...

What are you planning to use it for? From my experince, if you're
going to use it for production purposes, it's MUCH simpler to simply
use vendor-provided kernels.

> All tries until now didn't boot completely (stops after "freeing memory"), so 
> i must have missed something i don't know? What about IDE, scsi, sata, pata, 
> network-devices, serial, framebuffer, etc..?

Well, I just tried using kernel (32bit PAE), disable modules,
unselecting IDE, scsi, etc. (basically selecting only the xen frontend
for disk and network), and it works (using busybox as init, stored on

Here's my .config : http://pastebin.com/f2ad5ed12
Here's screen capture when domU starting : http://pastebin.com/d7c810afc

My dom0 is RHEL 5.3 x86_64, Xen 3.3.1 from gitco



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