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amd64-current and grub?
I'm trying to set up a xen 3 HVM server with 6GB of RAM, and to do this
need either i386-current or amd64-current, so I figured I'd try amd64.
So far I'm stuck on getting the box to boot with grub. Here's what I did :
Grabbed an iso of amd64 from HEAD (20080304 from memory), installed it
on an Intel Core2Duo 8200 cpu machine. Set up the partitions with / as
400mb (smaller than 512mb as recommended in the xen howto)
Installed sysutils/grub from a package pulled from ftp.netbsd.org
(grub-0.97nb8.tgz) using pkg_add -f <>
Ran grub-install, it seemed happy.
Then the machine rebooted (power outage ... and the test box is not on
the UPS!). It started up grub 1.5, but each time I try and tell it
where the kernel is it gives me an
error 13: invalid or unsupported executable format
grub> kernel /netbsd
I also tried
grub> kernel --type=netbsd /netbsd
Same error ...
I got the same error with the DOM0 kernel, but oddly if I installed the
xen kernel compiled from pkgsrc (syutils/xenkernel3) and told grub about
grub> kernel /xen.gz
it would then boot the xen kernel! I hadn't set up xen to know where to
find /netbsd, but that I think I can handle, once I can get a basic grub
system running anyway.
I've tried a couple of reinstalls and keep getting the same response
from grub - I haven't set up menu.1st, is that the problem? And is
there a dummies guide to grub and amd64? (or for that matter, grub and
Can anyone point me at some doco to help me get this going? I'm quite
keen to get this box up and being a nice xen server so I can retire a
few old boxes and cut down on power use etc.
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