Archive for May, 2011

Getting Xen up and running

Now that Xen and a dom0-capable kernel have been installed, it’s time to combine the two.

There’s essentially two steps to this:

  1. Set up grub to boot Xen
  2. Set up Fedora to automatically start the Xen management services

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Because setting up automated kernel compilation is annoying

git checkout -f xen/next-2.6.39 && git pull && yes ""|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg && git checkout -f xen/next-2.6.32 && git pull && yes ""|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg && git checkout -f xen/stable-2.6.32.x && git pull && yes ""|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg

Now I have to mix it all together in a crontab (or two, since I’ve got a x86 VM and a x86_64 VM churning away at this).

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Cross-compiling workaround

So I wanted to put together a system that would build i686 and x64 versions of the kernel.

Shouldn’t be hard, I thought. Maybe a simple yum install gcc.i686, and that’s all.

In short, I was wrong. So very wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Getting a dom0 kernel

Again, you have two main methods of getting a dom0 kernel on Fedora. (I’m sure there are other ways, but these are the recommended methods)

  1. Using a prebuilt dom0 kernel
  2. Compile a dom0 kernel yourself

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