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RE: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub

To: "Tim Deegan" <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub
From: "Ian Pratt" <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 21:43:02 -0000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub
> > I think Tim has recently been looking at how we could roll 
> a xen and 
> > dom0 image into a static multiboot file that is then 
> wrapped to appear 
> > like a standard linux bzImage.
> An alpha release of this tool is now available from 
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~tjd21/mbootpack-0.1a.tar.gz
> It should let you wrap up xen, xenolinux-0, and the command 
> lines into a bzImage file that can be loaded using a standard 
> bootloader.  I've tested it succesfully with xen+xenolinux 
> images from the 2.0 release, on a 128MB PII-400, loading the 
> bzImage using GRUB and LILO.  Bug reports from other 
> configurations are very welcome. :)

It would be cool if it was possible to override the command line passed
to both Xen and the dom0 kernel. Since lilo/syslinux/pxeboot etc only
allow a single command line to specified, I guess we could distinguish
the xen arguments by prefixing them with xen_ or such like.

What do you think?


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