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Re: [Xen-users] Xen 3.0.2 on AMD64 - and initrd fun :)

On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 18:37:01 +0200
Jan Philipp Giel <mail@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Gavin Hamill schrieb:
> > the Xen README suggests using "mkinitrd -v -f --with=cciss" etc.
> > but the version of mkinitrd in Debian does not support that syntax.
> > Any ideas?
> Debian's mkinitrd is configured in /etc/mkinitrd/
> You have to add cciss to your /etc/modules and /etc/mkinitrd/modules 
> before building the initrd.

Ah there's the rub - I didn't know how to force initrd creation for a
specific version from a certain directory
(/root/xen-3.0.2-2-install/lib... etc.) when I didn't realise the
install proceduce copied all the modules to /lib/modules/2.6.16-xen :)

After that I just needed to run

$ depmod -F /boot/System.map-2.6.16-xen 2.6.16-xen
$ mkinitrd -o /boot/xen.img 2.6.16-xen

And away we went - hurrah! =)

So, one question answered, and another two to replace it. :)

Xen complained about the tls stuff at boot up and invited me to mv it
out of the way, which I was expecting. Will I need to undo this if I
ever want to use a non-Xen system in future?

And finally, if I'm running Xen on amd64 hardware, can I also run amd64
VMs inside it? Is there any performance benefit/penalty for doing so?


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