[Mageia-dev] RFT: xen support

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 11:08:31 CET 2012

On 9 January 2012 11:06, Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> - check that kernel-server still works as a xen guest
>>>> - try to use kernel-xen-pvops as dom0 and see how it works
>>>> (you can also try to use kernel-xen-pvops as a normal xen guest)
>>> Doesn't that mean that when running in XEN, the installer shouldn't
>>> pick kernel-server
>>> instead of kernel-desktop? (since we've no dom0 support in the later)
>>> Or even kernel-xen-pvps if there's no HW support for virtualisation?
>> If 'running in Xen' means 'running as guest', you don't need any special
>> kernel for hardware virtualisation, and just a kernel with Xen support for
>> paravirtualisation. The dom0 support is only needed for the xen host. Which
>> means the installer kernel itself should have xen support to be runnable in
>> any context.
> Either we should restore alt1 in installer or we should enable DOM0 support
> in desktop kernel

I would rahther choose the later as server kernel doesn't work everywhere
(PAE requirement on ia32...) like Fedora does

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