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Re: Xen 3.2 HVM help (was Re: [Xen-users] intel or amd?)

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Subject: Re: Xen 3.2 HVM help (was Re: [Xen-users] intel or amd?)
From: Evan Lavelle <sa212+xen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:43:34 +0000
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Random thoughts:

1 - console doesn't work on HVM anyway; don't use the -c option

2 - use sdl for the install, not vnc (fewer variables)

3 - use a minimal config; something like (with changes for your name, MAC address, file system, and qemu-dm location):

kernel       = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
builder      ='hvm'
memory       = 512
name         = "myhvm"
vcpus        = 1
vif          = [ 'type=ioemu, mac=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, bridge=xenbr0' ]
disk         = [ 'phy:/dev/VG_Guests/FC8-64-001,ioemu:hda,w' ,
device_model = '/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-dm'
boot         = "cd"
sdl          = 1
vnc          = 0
vncviewer    = 0

This works for all my hvms, but I add

usb = 1
usbdevice = 'tablet'

if it helps for the mouse tracking.

4 - if the install hangs early on, then you may have a real mode problem. If so, try a text mode install if possible. If that doesn't work, give up. But, I thought this wasn't a problem on 3.2 anyway; the real-mode stuff was apparently rewritten in 3.2.


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