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Re: [Xen-users] Loading FreeBSD in an HVM-domain on Intel-basedhost with

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Loading FreeBSD in an HVM-domain on Intel-basedhost with GRUB
From: Freddie Cash <fjwcash@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 14:36:07 -0700
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On May 14, 2008 11:07 am Patro, Sumant wrote:
>       I am trying to install FreeBSD 7.0 (8.0-current) as a guest OS
> with RHEL 5.1/5.2. I compiled xen 3.2 with vmxassist=n as suggested in
> bug 622. After I installed and booted this xen kernel I have difficulty
> in starting the VMManager to create guest OS.
>       Could anyone please provide details on which Linux OS & the
> tools I may use to install FreeBSD as guest.

Search the freebsd -stable and -current mailing list archives for 
March/April.  I posted the configs I used to install FreeBSD 6.3 and 7.0 
(32-bit and 64-bit) into Xen HVMs.  I used Debian Lenny with the 2.6.24 
kernel and modules from Ubuntu.  And I also tried Ubuntu 8.04 beta.  

Eventually, I gave up on Xen on Debian/Ubuntu (too many issues on hardware 
that required a newer dom0 kernel than 2.6.18) and moved to KVM as it was 
a lot simpler to install, a lot simpler to configure, and things just 
worked with it (like bonding eth3 through eth6 into a single interface, 
and using that as the bridge interface, without any IPs associated to 
them, with eth0 as a management NIC with an IP -- something I could never 
get to work under Xen, and that no one here could provide any insight 

Freddie Cash

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