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[Xen-devel] Re: Communicating with the Guest Os before the network comes up.

On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 01:02:05PM -0700, Jacob Gorm Hansen wrote:
> There is no need for a special mechanism, In linux you can set the
> static IP on the kernel command line, see this link for more info.
> http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/NFS-Root.html#ss4.5

 Yes, on linux you can pass arguments to the kernel commandline which can be 
read from the /proc/cmdline. But I needed a cross platform generic method by 
which to bootstrap the network of the guest OS, and currently it appears there 
isn't one. In fact, when it comes to Xen, my primary aim is to run Windows.


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