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Re: problem installing a domU
On Aug 11, 2009, at 10:25 AM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 08:22:15AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
The official how-to just says
load the netbsd-INSTALL_XEN3_DOMU kernel provided in the NetBSD
binary sets. Like others install kernels, it contains a ramdisk
with sysinst, so you can install NetBSD using sysinst on your
In other words, it's broken like almost all "howto" documentation is
broken: it says "how to" but not "why to", which lets even well
and capable people jump to conclusions and waste a bunch of their
The wiki says
This configuration uses a DOMU_INSTALL kernel and an ISO image
provided by a successful 'build release' and 'build iso-image'.
You may be able to locate a valid Xen3 DOMU_INSTALL kernel from
ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/ but if not, building a
release is your best bet.
The wiki has essentially no quality control, is not an official TNF
service, and, like many wikis, is consequently full of
misinformation scattered at random among information that is mostly
It's actually more up-to-date than the official how-to, especially
about not using grub...
All in all, a good reason not to rely on either of these forms of
I suppose I should take a look editing the official page....
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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