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Re: [Xen-devel] Installation

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  • From: "Gregory Newby" <newby@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 09:34:49 -0900
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 18:36:17 +0000
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On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 09:28:21PM -0800, Charles Lucas wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 November 2003 08:25 pm, you wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Ok, thanks a lot. Just to confirm, I just drop the two image files in /boot
> > and create a grub entry, right?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jas
> >
> Worked for me on Gentoo, initial booting at least.  But I am not sure how you 
> get the Xen control tools on to you current distro easily.  You'll need these 
> tools to launch guest OSes.

In "related news," I finally got a guest OS to boot yesterday.
Previously, the kernel would start, but not the boot process.

I strongly suspect there is something "Redhat-like" that 
xenolinux expects, or simply something missing or misplaced 
from the SuSE 9 distribution I'm using.  I futzed extensively,
and ended up building a / (on an alternate partition) for the
guest OS which came mostly from the CD, with pieces copied
in from elsewhere.  There were numerous tweaks I made, and
as usual it's not clear in retrospect which ones really mattered.

If I'm right, this is good news for distros "like" RedHat
(i.e., Mandrake & Gentoo).  Not so good news for unlike
distros (Slackware, Debian, SuSE...).

I'm going to install RedHat 9 on another partition today, and
see if that boots more cleanly.

More news as it happens.
  -- Greg

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