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Re: [Xen-users] install hvm with sda?

To: "lee hartley" <leeslist@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] install hvm with sda?
From: "Jean-Michel Bonnefond" <pompon2@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:22:34 +0100
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Hi Lee,

I've found some trace of the problem I had. It was early than yours, before the partitionning, in fact it was due to the pre-boot screen which was wrongly managed by xen. The install into a paravitualized machine is known to work but you will have to install a xenified kernel and change it to a standard kernel when switching to hvm. That's why I prefered to install it on a real server instead of a pvm.

Also Suse 9.3 is a bit old so I can't ensure that it will fit you needs but you'll perhaps find some informations here : http://en.opensuse.org/Xen


2007/12/20, lee hartley <leeslist@xxxxxxxxx>:
Thanks alot for the info! I will try the archive route to see if
things will work, my install stops during the partitioning...is that
where yours had issue? I would like to verify that it runs at all, but
in reality, I need it to perform the install to get the ideal use out
of it...is it possible to install into paravirt. and then change to
hvm...I am new to the xen style (we currently use vmware), so don't
know if that makes sense

thanks a lot for taking the time to write!


On Dec 20, 2007 9:55 AM, Jean-Michel Bonnefond <pompon2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Lee,
> Sda is supported in hvm. Most of my hvm machines (mainly debian) use sda
> virtual disks. Also, I've an opensuse 10.something hvm machine somewhere and
> I fought with a bug that freeze the install program when you install it into
> a hvm.
> I had to install opensuse on a real server, then make an archive of the disk
> and put in onto the hvm sda disk and then it works.
> Hope it helps.
> JM.
> 2007/12/19, lee hartley < leeslist@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >
> >
> >
> > I want to install a slightly custom version of suse 9.3 into a vm
> > a couple of hangups:
> >
> > 1) i can't change the kernel (so going for hvm)
> > 2) the install in automatic and needs a "sda" to carry on
> >
> > I have read that sda is not supported yet for hvm...is this still
> > true? any work-arounds or advice would be greatly appreciated?
> >
> > thanks a lot!
> > lee
> >
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