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[Xen-devel] Loading FreeBSD in an HVM-domain on Intel-based host with GRUB

  • To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: Igor Chubin <igor@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:26:25 +0200
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:25:13 -0800
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>

Hello all,

please tell me, 

is it possible (at least theoretically) 
to circumvent bug 622 [1] by using
GRUB instead of /boot/loader to load FreeBSD kernel?

Or it is silly idea: even if we bypass /boot/loader we will 
not be able to run FreeBSD kernel in a HVM-domain on a 
Intel-based host for some other reason?

As far as I know, GRUB can't load FreeBSD kernel
directly, but only can make chainloading using /boot/loader.
Certainly, it is not the solution, but there were patches
to GRUB that allow to boot FreeBSD directly [2].

I want to try to use it and eliminate /boot/loader
from boot process at all.

What can you say about this idea?

[1] http://bugzilla.xensource.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=622
[2] http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?10728

WBR, i.m.chubin

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