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Re: [opensuse] Installing of Xen VMs 10.2 Parvirtualization
  • From: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 09:58:46 +0100
  • Message-id: <4587A9C6.1040701@xxxxxxx>
Thomas Miller wrote:
> Great resource. Unfortunately, some of the information is over my head
> or assume facts that I don't know.
>
> The create kernel and initrd for installation is where I am getting stuck.
>
> Since I am going to be using the same version for host and guest, is
> there a simpler way to create the kernal and initrd then downloading
> them or getting them from the DVD that was used to install the host
> OS? My impression from other threads here and on the Xen list is yes.
> Thanks.

initrd to boot the yast2 installer: no.

initrd to boot the installed system: yes, just use /boot/initrd-xen.
You might have to edit /etc/sysconfig/kernel to get additional modules
loaded (in case you are using different root filesystems on host and
guest for example).

cheers,
Gerd

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