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Re: [Xen-devel] XenLinux: network access?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] XenLinux: network access?
From: Bin Ren <bin.ren@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 22:34:51 +0000
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On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 14:20:48 -0800, Adhamh Findlay <darwin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bin Ren wrote:
> >XenoLinux here means *kernel*. Whether you have ssh, dhcpd etc,
> >depends on which linux distribution you use. Add corresponding init.d
> >scripts to the default run-level.
> >
> Xen is the product, XenLinux is the kernel. Okay, what is the difference
> between the xen.gz file and the vmlinuz-2.6.9-xen0 file?
> I searched in the docs and couldn't find this distinction.  Its likely a
> linuxism that I don't understand.

This is not 'linuxism', but 'xenism'.

xen.gz is the image of Xen virtual  machine monitor. Xen runs on "bare
metal", and is the very first thing loaded by grub. vmlinuz-2.6.9-xen0
is the image for XenoLinux kernel. It's loaded by Xen at the end of
Xen booting process.

- Bin

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