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Re: [Xen-users] Installing a Debian Etch DomU using debootstrap

On Sat, 2008-07-19 at 19:57 +0200, Thomas wrote:
> Hi Tom,

> I created 2 lvm volumes, one ext3 and the other one swap of course.
> Then mounted my volume in a directory /mnt, issued the following
> command:
> debootstrap --arch amd64 etch /mnt http://ftp.debian.org/debian
ic. you initialize your lv with an ext3 filesystems, so you don't have
any partitions there. consequently, there is no /dev/hda1 for xen to
boot from.

tyr this config:

#  -*- mode: python; -*-
kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-xen-amd64"
initrd = "/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-6-xen-amd64"
memory = "256"
maxmem = "1024"
name = "debian64"
vif = [ 'mac=00:16:3e:00:00:05, ip=' ]
disk = [ 'phy:/dev/mapper/xenvg-debian64,/dev/hda,w',
         'phy:/dev/mapper/xenvg-debian64--swap,/dev/hdb,w' ]

root = "/dev/hda"
extra='console=hvc0 xencons=hvc0'

> I have correctly set the fstab, and securetty in the domU.
you got to modify your fstab now, because /dev/hda is your /
and /dev/hdb is swap.

> I installed linux-image-2.6.18-6-xen-amd64 in the dom0, I also copied
> the modules to domU just in case. And it fails to mount the root fs.
> Using a custom configuration file for compiling a vanilla kernel, it
> works perfectly,
it does?
i can't image that any domu kernel can boot with your setup. but then
again, i don't know the debootstrap magic ;-)

> How did you install the DomU with netinstall? Do you have a resource
> to point me to? a tutorial?
yes, http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Xen

you simply boot the kernel with the netinstaller initrd and install the
domu the same way as any other debian system.


Thomas "Duke" Hager                       {duke,hager}@sigsegv.at
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