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Re: problem installing a domU

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 21:47:52 -0400
Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 09:27:14PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > I've create a new amd64/netbsd5-HEAD dom0; I'm now trying to go
> > through the official installation process to create a domU.  When I
> > try to boot an installation kernel, though, I get this:
> Did you remember to mdsetimage the disk image into the kernel?  Xen
> install kernels aren't modular, because Xen NetBSD kernels aren't
> modular.

I confess I don't even know what that means, so I probably didn't...
It's a standard install kernel, as built by  Neither the xen
how-to nor the wiki mention anything about mdsetimage, and I'm
following those instructions.
> This is a crummy way to install NetBSD in a DomU, though.  Much
> simpler to just mount the DomU's disk from the Dom0 and manipulate it
> directly!
I've done that in the past, but I recall frustration from all the
things I forgot to do, so I decided to do it the official, documented
way....  That will teach me!

                --Steve Bellovin,

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