[Fedora-xen] FC4 on a FC5 Xen System

Ian Kent ikent at redhat.com
Mon Jun 5 11:47:02 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 17:53 +0900, Eredicator X wrote:
> ----- 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?
> Ian
> 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. 

As far as I can see (and I've just started poking around with Xen)
running an unmodified OS needs a CPU with hardware vitalization support.

This article seems to have a bunch of info.



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