[Fedora-xen] FC4 on a FC5 Xen System

Eredicator X eredicator at hugedesigns.net
Mon Jun 5 08:53:31 UTC 2006

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Kent <ikent at redhat.com>
To: Eredicator X <eredicator at hugedesigns.net>
Cc: fedora-xen at redhat.com
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2006 5:29:32 PM GMT+0900
Subject: Re: [Fedora-xen] FC4 on a FC5 Xen System

On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 14:41 +0900, Eredicator X wrote:
> I am trying to install a FC4 domain on my Xen FC5 system that has several FC5 domains already running well.
> I get through the install questions and then am told that my url is invalid. I thought it was my tree so I made another ... then tested that with a FC4 install on a separate box and it works fine. I don't see any hints in the logs and if I switch to my FC5 tree the install takes off with out a problem. 
> Can anyone point me to a tutorial or some reference for this.... I have googled around quite a bit and not found anything at this time...... 

I posted a similar question as well but with a slightly different view.

I bet you'll find that your build tree doesn't have an
images/xen/vmlinux or an images/xen/initrd.img (unless you've built
them). Then there's the problem that an FC4 tree doesn't (usually) have
a domU kernel either.

If they were there, such as with Rawhide, then it still fails to start
the install without any apparent clues in the log as far as I can see.
At least that's my experience.

Anyone willing to describe the process to build the boot kernel and init
ramdisk and a domU kernel for FC4?

Anyone know why the boot kernel and init ramdisk image in the Rawhide
tree doesn't seem to work from FC5?


Thanks Ian for making my request a little clearer.... I simply need to have a FC4 box so I can continue to use my current mail server and cut down on power consumption by combining boxes. This runs at my house and I pay the electric bill :(. 

I have seen posts on the Xen users list where people are running multiple os's cent debian ect. on thier Xen servers, so it is possible, I just need the how. 

Thanks again and any imput is appreciated. 


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