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Re: [Xen-users] new installation of the base operating system

  • To: Abri Nation <abrination@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 21:41:11 +0100
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Abri Nation wrote:

Hi @all,

i have to install  fedora core 7 or centos5 as a
new base operating system.

will there be any problems after the new installation to start my
configuered virtual machines? i have the "disks" of the virtual machines on a seperate LVM partition. i would change /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 (new installation) but not the filesystems where the virtual machines are stored (/dev/sda5). has anyone experience with that or can tell me if i will get in trouble to start the VMs after the base operating system?

my partion table at the moment:

/dev/sda1   *           1          19      152586   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              20        3843    30716280   83  Linux
/dev/sda3            3844        4990     9213277+  82  Linux swap

/dev/sda4               Extended
/dev/sda5               Linux LVM

thank you very much for help!
Are your images fully virtualized or paravirtualized? You may have to play some kernel duplication games with paravirtualized.

Can you just do an OS update to CentOS 5 or FC 7, rather than having to install from scratch? And can you back up your images somewhere for safety's sake before you update?

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