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PV Grub support in opensuse

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openSUSE-11.2
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To xen is added new feature that allows using own kernel in XEN guest. More info is here
http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2008/08/28/xen-33-feature-pv-grub/ .

Some xen hosting services already contain this functionality
http://www.linode.com/wiki/index.php/PV-GRUB .Discussion about this feature happen on yast-devel mailing list
http://lists.opensuse.org/yast-devel/2009-06/msg00071.html

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png p. D. wrote: (8 years ago)

i'll still argue that this is _not_ a feature request, and should've been left open as a bug.

the point of the discussion was that it _does_ already work.  opensuse can be booted as a DomU from a pv-grub (32/64) kernel.

what's 'buggy' is opensuse's grub v0.97.  as referenced in the aforementioned thread, grub fails to recognize filesystems on unpartitioned drives that are perfectly legitimately formatted devices passed to the DomU.  i.e., grub chokes when passed (hd0) -- if/as required by pv-grub -- instead of its 'usual' (hd0,0).

the grub included in Xen PVGRUB/MiniOS image _has_ been patched to fix, & the patch is referenced/provided above.

icons/user_comment.png J. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

Also perl-Bootloader doesn't support this, as partitionless disc is not expected, so section which has root on disc and not partition is not created. And final I think that also yast2-Bootloader have problems with installation on that disc.

Last change: 8 years ago
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