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Re: [Xen-users] boot from cd

  • To: "Mark Williamson" <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Marco Strullato" <marco.strullato@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 09:18:54 +0100
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There are at least two reasons:
1)If I would like to upgrade the version of an existing installation  (if I'm using a redhat distro), I need to boot from cd and choose to upgrade an existing installation.
2)If I want to test some live distro, I need to boot from cd.



2007/12/3, Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
You can't boot a PV guest from CD, I'm afraid :-(

What are you trying to do?  For installing the guest there are various tools
(virt-manager / virt-install, rpmstrap, debootstrap and others) that can help
you create a guest filesystem without needing a boot CD.


Dave: Just a question. What use is a unicyle with no seat?  And no pedals!
Mark: To answer a question with a question: What use is a skateboard?
Dave: Skateboards have wheels.
Mark: My wheel has a wheel!

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