NetBSD-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: Linux domU disk questions

On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 22:11:56 +0100
Michai Ramakers <> wrote:

> Hello,
> > 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?
> You could either install a non-Xen Slackware on your second disk,
> tweak it (notably /etc/fstab and /etc/inittab to have a getty on the
> Xen-console like in Pierre-Philipp's guide), and then make that disk
> available as a domU using 'phy:' or 'file:', or install Slackware
> using aforementioned guide, period; both work, but IMHO the latter is
> the easier method. I have been using Slackware 11.0 using a non-Xen
> install, and recently Slackware 13.1 using installer in Xen domU.
> Guidelines for configuring a recent kernel as domU are
> here:
> I use a kernel with config as in the 1st above URL.

Excellent information! I had an inkling this should be possible but I
was chasing my tail trying to find out more before posting here.

How is video performance in the PV domU by the way?

Gerard Lally

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index