On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:02:14PM +0800, Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming) wrote:
> I went to this page
> and it says that LFS instructions are currently for building a 32-bit
> system only. Instructions for building 64-bit systems will only come
> in a future version of LFS.
> I remembered I encountered some difficulties when building a 32-bit
> Xen system. PAE support must be enabled. This was mentioned by Pasi.
Yes, 32bit Xen dom0 must be PAE (64G mem support enabled), and also
32bit PV guests must be PAE.
Back in the days Xen supported also non-PAE 32bit, but not anymore nowadays.
In 32bit kernel configuration you'll see Xen options only after you enable PAE
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> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha <fajar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 3:59 AM, Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)
> > <space.time.universe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> If we don't use any specific Linux distribution like Fedora, Debian,
> >> Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, etc, we could still customize or DIY our own linux
> >> system according to the instructions here at the Linux from Scratch
> >> online book http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/
> >> And then we could download the pv_ops/pvops dom0 kernels and Xen
> >> hypervisor and compile ourselves.
> >> Anyone forsees any problems with this approach?
> > I don't see a difference whether you use specific distro or a DIY
> > system. You could always setup xen (including dom0 kernel) manually.
> > A possible snag might be if you use i386, where you need xen-friendly
> > glibc. For x86_64 it's much easier.
> > --
> > Fajar
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