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Re: Debian Linux DomU

The safest Linux kernels for Xen right now seem to be the SuSE
kernels.  The Gentoo folk have ported the SuSE Xen patches for generic
kernels @ http://code.google.com/p/gentoo-xen-kernel/downloads/list .

So I would take a vanilla kernel, apply the patch, and roll your own


On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Étienne 
<etienne.pub%magickarpet.org@localhost> wrote:
> Hello list,
> Has anyone here recently tried to boot a Debian DomU in a NetBSD Dom0 ?
> Finding the right kernel with the right init ramdisk is quite a bit of
> a pain, as the documentation seems not to have followed the evolution
> of the various Linux distribution (I'm not blaming anyone for that).
> The problem lies in the network driver in the DomU kernel not being able
> to work with the network interfac or/and the filesystem provided by the
> NetBSD Dom0 (for the filesystem, I have only tried with phy: devices).
> I sorted out the network problem using vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-686 kernel
> from a freshly released Debian, but I'm still stuck on the filesystem
> front (and I guess this is the reason why I couldn't install this
> distribution in a DomU). The best I get is a "Waiting for root
> filesystem ... " type of error just after the DomU kernel mounts its
> root.
> Has anyone got a working kernel+initrd combination that works ? I'm
> working on a NetBSD-5.0.1/amd64, but I don't think this matters here.
> Thanks for your interest in my question.
> --
> Étienne

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