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committer Robby Workman <>2012-10-07 16:46:02 -0500
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This reverts commit 66e00ebfd7c72e830fe29536604a045d8b3fb4ca. The branch containing this commit was not intended for merging, as it was not deemed ready by the xen SBo maintainer (mario). Apologies to mario for the oversight - I should have named this branch differently so that its meaning was clear :/ Signed-off-by: Robby Workman <>
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-After the ordeal of installing and configuring LILO/GRUB, Xen, kernel-xen and
-initrd, editing rc.local and rc.local_shutdown and finally booting on your
-Slackware XenLinux, you might be wondering how are you to load you guest OS.
-If you look around, you might find Xen domU (unprivileged) guest that you can
-download from the Internet, but some of us might want to roll their own. This
-MINI-HOWTO shows how to install a Slackware domU guest. The fastest way is to
-mount your Slackware DVD on /media/SlackDVD, normally this is the mount point
-chosen by HAL.
-Then run the included script:
-# ./
-This will install Slackware onto an 8GB file called slackware.img and a 500MB
-swap file called swap_file. By default, a typical server installation ensues.
-Have a good look at the "mydom" file as you need to fill in the full path to
-the slackware.img and swap_file files.
-Then run the following command:
-# xl create -c mydom
-Your Slackware XenLinux domU should boot instantly.
-Since Xen domU support has been in mainline kernel for a while now, those that
-wish to have the best performance can compile a seperate domU kernel based on a
-stock Slackware kernel config.
-This is what you have to select/unselect when building domU only kernel:
-Processor type and features --->
- [*] Paravirtualized guest support --->
- [*] Xen guest support
-Bus options (PCI etc.) --->
- [ ] PCI support
-Device Drivers --->
- < > Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers --->
- SCSI device support --->
- < > SCSI device support
-Disabling SCSI support frees up the /dev/sd* device names for use as Xen
-virtual block devices. Basicly, this changes their names from /dev/sd* to a
-Xen device name format /dev/xvd*. If this is left enabled, ocasionaly domU can
-get stuck with this error: "XENBUS: Waiting for devices to initialise..."
-Naturaly, to get the best performance you can disable everything that you
-don't need in a domU kernel.
-Note that these files are not intended for a production environment. Users who
-have particular requirements will need to set up their own methods, but these
-files might provide a good starting point. Refer to the Xen manual and
- for more details and options.