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Re: Problemns after updating from 6.1.4 to 6.1.5

On Sun, 19 Oct 2014, John Nemeth wrote:

} * I have to load the kernel from an external partition using grub, and
}    thus have to edit grub's menu.lst config file!
} * The booted kernel is independent of what is in /netbsd, so I currently
}    have to manually gunzip(1) the kernel on the external partition and
}    put the results in /netbsd

    Why would you be using grub when you're keeping the kernel
outside the NetBSD partition.  All you need to do is add:

kernel = "<path to kernel>"

to your domU config.  xentools is fully capable of loading a NetBSD
kernel, including one that is gzipped.  An example from one of my
config files is:

kernel = "/usr/pkg/etc/xen/kernels/netbsd-7-XEN3_DOMU.gz"

This is not something that should be dependent on your dom0 as
xentools is supplied by the Xen project.

Most likely, I don't know enough (approx zero) of the XEN environment to get it right. I'm just following the explicit instructions from my DOM0 provider.

As a quick summary, I initially boot up a "common" DOMU which runs some variant of Linux. A customer-specific very small ext2fs partition is mounted (based on my login information) on which I put my grub menu.lst file and the kernel(s) I need to boot. This partition is accessible after boot, so once I get things up and running I don't have to touch the Linux world again. (Unless, of course, I manage to completely destroy my NetBSD system, and thus would need to reinstall it from scratch.)

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