RE: [Xen-users] Using multiple logical volumes for partitions in domUs
Dunno if you missed
something, a solution would be to install CentOS on a partition without the
swap drives and such. After which you can copy the contents of your freshly
installed system to its target volume. Don’t forget about the minimal
needed /dev partition in that case, see the wiki for what you need minimal. Changing
the fstab file should be enough after that.
An other option is to use
the rpm option to specify a root dir for installing. Which gives you the option
to install the base group and some other packages you need for your setup,
create the dev files and boot the system.
Sjoerd de Heer
[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Namens Mike Lee
Verzonden: donderdag 1 maart 2007
Onderwerp: [Xen-users] Using
multiple logical volumes for partitions in domUs
I am trying setup a guest domain config file to use multiple logical
volumes as the installation partitions for the guest domain. The guest OS
boots from a CentOS 4.4 iso image. However if I try and specify the
physical device in the config file as partitions instead of hard drive devices,
the CentOS installer says it does not detect any hard drives. Below is
how I would like it to function and have seen many configs with the same,
however the below config does not work:
disk = [ 'phy:/dev/VolGroup1/boot,hda1,w',
'file:/home/mike/Desktop/CentOS- 4.4-x86_64-binDVD.iso,hdc:cdrom,r' ]
If I specify the disk for the guest domain as disk = [
'phy:/dev/VolGroup1/boot,hda,w,...... ] and remove the other phy: listings,
then the guest domain boots and finds a hard drive. However, since I am
using logical volumes, my goal is to have the boot, swap, root, etc...
partitions on their own logical volumes. Therefore, I can resize the
volumes and the volume's partition when needed. Exporting just one volume
as the entire disk for the guest domain and then having the guest OS create the
boot, swap, and root partitions within the volume defeats the purpose of being
able to expand for future needs.
Am I totally missing something here? I am using
Xen 3.0.4 community edition on an x86_64 Dell server. Any advice would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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