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Re: boot(8) diffs

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 06:11:54PM -0700, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> I like the idea of having it in the man page for boot &| installboot
> and a pkgsrc message.  Commented out I'm not as sure about since
> uncommenting it won't really "just work" anyway.  Even after
> installing Xen it will need some tweaking to match locations, kernels,
> bootdev.
> Would it make sense to have a meta package that pulls in xenkernel,
> xentools, a dom0 kernel and makes a /boot.cfg change?  Or at least
> recommends the change?  I'm thinking something like
> /usr/pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/xen33 or similar.  That way the install scripts
> could use the real installed paths of xen & dom0 kernels, the current
> root file system, and maybe even hw.physmem to figure out a safe
> dom0_mem= value.
> For most cases a "make install" would result in a system that could be
> rebooted into Xen.

I don't like the idea of a package fiddling with /boot.cfg.
But xenkernel33 could have a MESSAGE with the right line to add, or/and
a share/example file.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.           
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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