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Re: [Xen-users] Installing linux as hvm client?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Installing linux as hvm client?
From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 01:08:09 +0700
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On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 12:10 AM, joe mcguckin <joe@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm running Xen with a *BSD dom0. I want to install Linux as a domU, but
> can't find
> any xen enabled install kernels.

Where did you look? Which Linux distro?
Try this : http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Xen/InstallingCentOSDomU

Some newer distros (e.g. latest Ubuntu or Fedora) might not have a
-xen kernel since newer linux kernels can function as domU kernel
(with some limitations:
http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenParavirtOps). There are
additional requirements to be able to boot pv_ops kernel (like NX cpu
capability enabled, and a xen version that supports pv_ops kernel).

Others (e.g. Debian) have both pv_ops and -xen kernel.

> Is it feasable to install the distribution iso using hvm?  I seem to have
> the iso running, but
> can't connect to the console.

It can run, but slower. You can convert the resulting guest to PV
afterwards if you like. Examples for Ubuntu and Centos :


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