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[Xen-devel] Re: Building domains as a lesser user (was Re: [Xen-devel] bootloaders for domain != 0)

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 10:23 +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> Ian Pratt wrote:
> >>On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 02:30 +0000, Ian Pratt wrote:
> >>
> >>>One fairly simple option is to use Linux as a domU boot loader. Boot
> >>>with an intrd, mount the specified filesystem, read off 
> >>
> >>grub.conf, display a menu over
> Well I don't think it even being grub compatible is necessary.  I'd say 
> it looking a little like lilo, yaboot and the like would do just fine.

I'd argue you want it to look like the "native" boot loader for the
architecture.  If it doesn't, then you have to do more special casing to
handling updating the guest's boot loader config.  As well as more
special casing of users' brains telling their hands what to type ;-)


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