Installing Fedora 17 PV Domain-U on Xen with PXE Booting

An introduction to installing Domain-U on Xen is introduced here: Setting Up Stable Xen DomU with Fedora: Unmodified Fedora 12 on top of Xenified Fedora 12 Dom0 with Xen (this is a general introduction, some details are changed, such as ‘xl’ replacing ‘xm’, LVM backing the disk for higher performance. But the general process is the same). When installing Fedora 17 Domain-U, I find some new problems which is not covered.

The PXE booting images for Fedora 17 can be downloaded from the site:

http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Fedora//releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/images/pxeboot/

The configuration file for Domain-U to install Fedora 17 is as follows.

name="10.1.0.235"
vcpus=4
memory=2048
disk=['phy:/dev/vg_xen/vm-10.1.0.235,xvda,w' ]
vif=['bridge=eth0']
on_reboot="restart"
on_crash="restart"
kernel="/lhome/xen/f17/vmlinuz"
ramdisk="/lhome/xen/f17/initrd.img"
extra="root=live:http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Fedora//releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/LiveOS/squashfs.img ip=10.1.0.235::10.1.0.2:255.255.0.0:vm235:eth0:none nameserver=8.8.8.8"

Note the parts in bold fonts. This is related a bug as discussed here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802042 .

The ‘extra’ options depends on the environment. For more details about the Anaconda boot options, please find it here: http://wwoods.fedorapeople.org/doc/boot-options.html .

6 thoughts on “Installing Fedora 17 PV Domain-U on Xen with PXE Booting”

  1. Alternative src for the pxeboot images:

    http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/images/pxeboot/
    

    For the squashfs.img:

    http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/LiveOS/squashfs.img
    

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