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Re: Xen Dom0 support is not included in F9



On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 3:23 AM, John Poelstra <poelstra redhat com> wrote:
> I think we need to say something about (see below) here:
>
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f9preview/en_US/sn-Virtualization.html#sn-Kernel-Integration-Imrpovements
>
>  John
>
>
>  -------- Original Message --------
>  Subject: Re: F9 PreView Anaconda,XEN, Xorg Problems
>  Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 15:38:02 -0400
>  From: Jon Stanley <jonstanley gmail com>
>  Reply-To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
> <fedora-test-list redhat com>
>  To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
> <fedora-test-list redhat com>
>  References: <BAYC1-PASMTP10BF570DB4950DE379F1FEA8E60 CEZ ICE>
>
>  On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM, David M Burgess
>  <davidburgess sympatico ca> wrote:
>
> > I've just finished installing the Preview Release on three different
> >  hardware platforms.
> >
> >  Big problems with them all.
> >
> >  I'm installing on dual core 64 bit hardware"
> >
> >  Lenovo T61p     - dual core Intel
> >  Asus A7N-M2     - AMD M2
> >  Sun Ultra20 M2  - AMD Opteron
> >
> >  All the boxes have 2Gig of RAM and SATA drives, each box also has a
> >  NVidia video card - different one in all three.
> >
> >  When Anaconda gets to part where you configure the network cards eth0
> >  has no check mark but eth1 does and Anaconda is set to configure that by
> >  default.  A minor problem but still wrong.
> >
>
>  I'll check this out.
>
>
> >  Far more seriously XEN refuses to boot on any of the three platforms I
> >  even installed the 32 bit PR on the Asus box and had a similar reaction.
> >
>
>  Xen Dom0 support is not included, nor slated to be included, in F9.
>  Folks that need Xen Dom0 are advised to stay with F8.  For more
>  information, see
>  http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-xen/2008-March/msg00013.html
>
>
> >  When I tried to update the base PR using
> >  System->Administration->Add/Remove Software it took more than 40 minutes
> >  to return and tell me that there were no updates nor any additional
> >  software to install.  So I installed yumex and it worked fine.
> >
>
>  Not sure, maybe some PackageKit guys can answer this one
>
>
> >  The Anaconda and PackageKit problems are merely irritating, the XEN and
> >  X are show stoppers for us.
> >
>
>  You didn't mention any X problems.
>

For dom0, the following is already in the virtualization (
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Beats/Virtualization ) beat:

"However, the Xen kernel now lacks Dom0 support. An existing Xen
host/Dom0 must continue to run Fedora 8. Xen Dom0 support will be
added back in Fedora 10."

Thanks,

Murray.

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