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Linux domU disk questions

NetBSD 5.1 amd64
Xen 3.3.2 from pkgsrc-2010Q3

I want to install a Slackware domU under my NetBSD dom0. I am following
the Xen howto guide at NetBSD and the Xen wiki tutorial cached at

I have two 36GB SCSI disks - the first is for the dom0 and a number of
NetBSD domUs.

I want to use the second for a Slackware 13.1 i386 domU.

Do I fdisk and disklabel this second disk in NetBSD or just leave it
blank for Slackware's fdisk to partition?

If I then put an ext4 or xfs filesystem on the Slackware partition will
the NetBSD dom0 be able to export this physical disk in the domU
configuration file?

And lastly, is it OK to perform a standard installation of Slackware on
the second disk, and then compile a vanilla kernel with the Xen options
enabled? When I reboot into Xen the Slackware domU will start as a PV
guest? Are there other options in the Linux kernel configuration I
should enable in order to run Slackware as a domU in a NetBSD dom0?

I hope this is the right place for such questions. I think they pertain
more to NetBSD than Xen - at least the first question does.

Gerard Lally

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