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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen PXE solution

Good morning.

Here's how far I got before I was swamped by other work:

-- generated a ROM image for the pcnet32 driver from etherboot. (was
before the realtek device)
-- loaded the image in different parts of memory that is scanned by the 
ROMBIOS for expansion ROMS
-- Noticed what was probably memory corruption errors preventing the PXE
ROM from loading and running

This dropped down to the bottom of my priorities, as it's possible to
get the same functionality with etherboot as a virtual ISO image instead
of an expansion ROM.  This would still be useful as an expansion ROM
though, IMHO.

The most important work to be done that I can think of before this can
work is to clearly document which parts of memory are occupied by
what firmware for HVM domU's and proceed with troubleshooting the
memory corruption.

If you'd like, we can set up a wiki page to work on this.

Hope this helps.

On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 11:57 -0400, Gregory Haskins wrote:
> >>> On Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 10:57 AM, in message
> <1154357859.9876.14.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Andrew D. Ball"
> <aball@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> > Greetings.
> > 
> > I've been asked to work on a PXE solution for booting Xen domU's from a
> > network, and would like some feedback and any help anyone is willing to
> > provide.
> Hi Andrew,
>   I am just wondering what the status of this project is?   I have the need 
> for this type of functionality as well.  We could possibly collaborate on 
> this effort if work still remains to be done.
> -Greg Haskins
> Novell

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