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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.