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[Xen-devel] Re: PXE boot

Hi there, 
> Xen currently doesn't support booting domains via PXE, though at 
> some point someone talked about adding it. Basically, the domain 
> builder would do the PXE request and tftp the kernel image that 
> would be place in the domain. 
> I'm sure you could get the domains booting sans PXE without too 
> much hassle anyhow. 
I would assume that it would probably be sufficient to modify the  
domain builder in a way that, upon request, it executes a script 
(kind of like a constructor) before the domain starts up. One could do  
things like setting up a disk image with all needed data (like the kernel 
image) in that. As everything is physically handled in domain0, this could 
easily replace  the PXE  boot. And one could of course do many other cool 
things in such a constructor (and destructor type) script. Or maybe  
I'm wrong. 
Have fun, 

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