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Fwd: R: [Xen-users] Debian PV domU on Centos dom0

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From: Ian Murray <murrayie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: R: [Xen-users] Debian PV domU on Centos dom0
To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>

----- Original Message ----
> From: Fajar A. Nugraha <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: Francesco Gallo <cluster@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Xen User-List <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, 2 September, 2009 8:43:29
> Subject: Re: R: [Xen-users] Debian PV domU on Centos dom0
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Francesco Gallowrote:
> > A best pratics to convert HVM debian domU to PV?
> If you're asking "is it a best practice to convert HVM domU to PV?",
> then I don't know.
> It works, but for me it's easier to use debootstrap, and use the
> resulting filesystem to create a template (in tar.gz) then create
> domUs using that template :D
> If you're asking "how to convert HVM debian domU to PV", here's what I
> did some time ago for Ubuntu and Centos domU :
> http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-users/2009-05/msg00536.html
> Debian convert process should be similar to Ubuntu, with the main
> difference that Debian uses init instead of upstart. So instead of
> creating /etc/event.d/hvc0 (Ubuntu), you need to edit /etc/inittab to
> spawn login prompt on hvc0.

You can create a PV domu using Debian netboot kernel and ramdisk. I
did it just last week to prove that it can be done. I think not 64 bit
for some reason. I don't know much about Debian, so I can't really but
much more help.

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