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Re: Testing Xen. Some quick questions.

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 01:06:15AM +0100, Paul Wouters wrote:

> I am not entirely sure why people want to fake a netboot and go through
> anaconda. What is wrong with using yum with --installroot?

Well, some things are not configured then, like

-  Network
-  Authentication
-  Firewall
-  Root password
-  Timezone
-  ...

This is all easy to script, of course, if you know what you want,
or can be done later, but some people may not want to find this
out themselves (although we could extend the list by some commands
like system-config-... to do these things later).

> for i in console null zero ; do /sbin/MAKEDEV -d /mnt/dev -x $i ; done

Note that I needed to add "tty" to this list *without* the -x, as
otherwise the early boot stage - when /dev fs was not yet mounted -
could not open tty1 etc. (but this was not on the latest Fedora,
so this might be different for FC5).

> mv /mnt/lib/tls /mnt/lib/tls-disabled

Unless you use a glibc compiled with "-mno-tls-direct-seg-refs"
(added to BuildFlags in the glibc spec file), recommended, AFAIK.
B.t.w., what are the drawbacks of this?

> (on fc3 I had to kill minilogd that got started as part of the install)

Same here...

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