[fedora-virt] pv_ops dom0 kernel RPM, configuration & setup help anyone?

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Wed Jul 8 10:32:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 01:22:30AM +0000, Lester M. wrote:
> I downloaded the following rpms from M. Youngs fedora-people page. (
> http://fedorapeople.org/~myoung/dom0/)
> kernel-firmware-2.6.31-
> kernel-headers-2.6.31-
> kernel-PAE-2.6.31-
> kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.31-
> I am interested in *Testing* under the understanding that this is in beta.
> My question is, after installation of the rpms, what configuration (config
> files, grub, et al) is needed to successfully boot into dom0? I recall there
> were a few hoops to jump through to get a working dom0.
> I also have compiled the xen3.4 tools (hg clone
> http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-3.4-testing.hg)

You could also get the xen 3.4.0 hypervisor/tools RPMs from rawhide..
although from that xen-3.4-testing.hg repo you'll get 3.4.1-rc6 atm with a
lot of fixes after 3.4.0.

(I think the plan was to upload xen 3.4.1 to F11, later when it has been released

> Could somebody please post a workflow for getting this running? I have
> installed the rpms and I am now like "Now what?" :-P

Modify your grub.conf to boot the xen hypervisor, add line /etc/fstab to
mount xenfs and hmm.. I guess that's it :)

See: http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenParavirtOps
Pasting from that page:

Working example grub.conf with VGA text console:

title        Xen 3.4-unstable, kernel 2.6.30-rc3-tip
root         (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/xen-3.4-unstable.gz dom0_mem=512M
module        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30-rc3-tip root=/dev/sda1 ro
module        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30-rc3-tip

-- Pasi

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