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Re: [Xen-users] Paravirtualization

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Paravirtualization
From: Dermot <paikkos@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 17:49:37 +0000
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On 4 November 2010 17:03, Thomas Halinka <lists@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi again,
> Am Donnerstag, den 04.11.2010, 16:39 +0000 schrieb Dermot:
>> On 4 November 2010 14:53, Thomas Halinka <lists@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Am Donnerstag, den 04.11.2010, 13:16 +0000 schrieb Dermot:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> I am new to virtualisation and am a bit lost.
>> >>
>  .......
>> >
>> > and ur done
>> I am indeed. Thank you very much. Does paravirtualisation always
>> require a network install?
> There are a lot of install-method for PV-Guests, like
> - copy existing /-FS
> - unpack /-FS-tarballs
> - debootstrap / febootstrap /rinse
> - yum / rpm
> - xen-tools (which is a wrapper around the above-mentioned tools)
> - net-install throught d-i, kickstart, whatever
> - and so on....

I had been trying to use debootstrap but it didn't install a kernel
and initrd. I didn't know how to proceed after that.

>> And why?
> PV-Guests have no boot-order, so u cant boot a PV-Guest from a CD. So
> the point is to have a xen-compatible Kernel (+ initrd) with "some
> instructions what to do next, e.g. start an installation or
> start /sbin/init from somewhere"....

Ok. I think I understand. Is it possible to create a guest as
fully-virtualised and then switch it to para-virtualised once the
install process has completed and you've had a few reboots?

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