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Re: [Xen-users] "disks" -- Not understanding the docs at all

> 2.  sdb = Contains a fresh install of Fedora Core 3 to
>            be used for domains, as prompted by the following:
>              "The first step in creating a new domain is
>              to prepare a root filesystem for it to boot off.
>              Typically, this might be stored in a normal
>              partition, an LVM or other volume manager partition,
>              a disk file or on an NFS server. A simple way to
>              do this is simply to boot from your standard OS
>              install CD and install the distribution into
>              another partition on your hard drive."
>            sdb1 = /
>            sdb2 = swap
>            sdb3 = /tmp
>            sdb5 = /var
>            sdb6 = /data

disks = ['phy:sdb,sdb,w']

If that doesn't work (I can't remember if exporting whole disks works) then 
export the partitions individually:
disks = [ 'phy:sdb1,sdb1,w', 'phy:sdb2,sdb2,w', 'phy:sdb3,sdb3,w' ... and so 

>       Set the first entry in this list to calculate the>       offset of the 
domain's root partition, based on the
>       domain ID. Set the second to the location of /usr if you
>       are sharing it between domains (e.g. disk =
>       ['phy:your_hard_drive%d,sda1,w' % (base_partition_number
>       + vmid), 'phy:your_usr_partition,sda6,r' ]"
> I understand the Python array creation in that and nothing
> else :)

This is a more advanced feature of the comfig files, intended to allow you to 
pass an additional variable "vmid" into "xm create" and automatically 
generate the disk, network, etc settings for several domains using a single 
config file.  It's rarely used and for your configuration you should probably 
ignore it.


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