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Re: [Xen-users] HVM install keeps crashing with Centos 5 virt-install

To: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] HVM install keeps crashing with Centos 5 virt-install
From: Brian Lavender <brian@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 10:52:37 -0800
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 08:54:56AM +0000, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:
> >Brian Lavender wrote:
> >  
> >>I am trying to install Redhat 6.2 as an HVM guest. Will this work? 
> >>
> >>  
> >>    
> >First, a question. Have you ever tried to install RH 6.2 on a modern
> >Intel CPU?
> >My guess is it wouldn't work. CPU-wise, Xen will pretty much present
> >whatever CPU present at dom0 to domU. Meaning if it crashed on a real
> >machine, it would also crash on a HVM guest.
> >
> >That being said, I believe the earliest RHEL version certified to run as
> >HVM guest is RHEL3, and the earliest RHEL version certified to run as PV
> >guest is 4.5.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Fajar
> >  
> RH 6.2 is dead. Dead, dead, dead, dead, put a shroud over it and have 
> drinks around it as we remember those late nights taking it out for its 
> first big party.
> That being said, it still operates inside of a chroot cage from RHEL 5, 
> as does RedHat 7.3 (which I had to do last year, shudder!) So I don't 
> think the CPU itself is a big issue. The disk drivers, now *that's* 
> another story, there have been significant revisions to the IDE and SCSI 
> drivers since 6.2, and getting a test bench to play with sounds like 
> quite a lot of work.

RH 6.2 has Wu-ftp which has a nice exploit in it for network security
testing. The boot CD wouldn't boot on this server, so it doesn't appear
to be Xen's fault. 

Brian Lavender

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