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RE: [Xen-users] Install from ISO?

To: "xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Robbie A. Garrett" <RGarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Install from ISO?
From: Boris Derzhavets <bderzhavets@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:56:57 -0700 (PDT)
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It would be just easier at Xen Linux Dom0. The core steps are the same.

1. No zvols ( just /dev/sda(X))
2. No need disable checksum offloading if Dom0 is on top of Linux vs OSOL.


--- On Sun, 10/11/09, Robbie A. Garrett <RGarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Robbie A. Garrett <RGarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Install from ISO?
To: "xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 1:52 PM

are there any web how to's you can reference?

I use xen-tools to deplay most of my Vm's and the way I do this is by a direct copy from a mounted Xen image to the 'empty hard drive' of the new Vm.

-----Original Message-----
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen [mailto:pasik@xxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 5:42 AM
To: Robbie A. Garrett
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Install from ISO?

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 01:22:14AM -0500, Robbie A. Garrett wrote:
>    hey all,
>    I have a need to install ubuntu 8.04 from cdrom.
>    any way this can be done?  I'm a lilttle new when it comes to install from
>    ISO.

PV (paravirtual) guests cannot really be installed from ISO, so you need
to install it as HVM (fully virtualized/emulated) guest, and then after
installation install a PV capable kernel and change the guest cfgfile to
run it as a PV guest.

-- Pasi

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