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[Xen-users] Information Request - domU configuration variables

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  • From: "Norton, Jerry" <jnorton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:56:37 -0500
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:57:19 -0800
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: Information Request - domU configuration variables

Hi all, I’m new to Xen but with trial and error (and a lot of googling) I have a debian host server (dom0) working with a debian guest server (domU).  My big thing I struggled with was trying to get the domU to boot from an .iso or a cd-rom so I can setup different OS’s.  Like I said, I managed to get things working but know I’m trying to understand what I did and what changed. 


In my searching I found some people listed their config files with:

kernel = ‘/path/vmlinuz-2.6.18-5-xen-686

builder = ‘linux’


and others with:

                kernel = ‘/path/hvmloader

builder = ‘hvm’

                device_model = ‘/path/qemu-dm’


My searching only seems to bring up hits of posted configurations.  Does anyone have any links to information explaining the different between these two values and when/why you would use them?  Sorry for the amateur questions.  I’m just trying to get a better handle on everything.



Jerry Norton


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