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Re: kFreeBSD debian-installer in Xen domU [Was: (Re: A few observations about systemd)]

On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 17:58 +0000, The Fungi wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 10:04:03AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > Producing a Linux d-i image which worked in a domU was reasonably
> > easy (assuming a suitable kernel flavour exists in the archive),
> > if you are interested in doing the same for kFreeBSD I'd be more
> > than happy to give some guidance/pointers etc.
> At the risk of drifting off topic a bit, I expect this would be a
> welcomed update to the Xen topic on the kFreeBSD wiki page. Once
> it's bootstrapped into a working root FS, the current kernel
> packages have sufficient support baked in these days so it's just a
> matter of having a working installer now.

I meant I would help you to add kFreeBSD/xen support to d-i directly.

Step one would be to checkout the necessary bits

Then you would need to update kfreebsd-kernel-di-{amd64,i386} to build
udebs for the necessary kernel flavour.

Then you can modify the installer itself to build an image with this new
kernel flavour, e.g. compare installer/build/config/i386/netboot.cfg to
installer/build/config/i386/netboot-xen.cfg on the Linux side and apply
the same ideas to installer/build/config/kfreebsd-i386/netboot.cfg.

debian-boot@ is probably the correct forum to continue this discussion
if you are interested.


Ian Campbell

Lots of folks are forced to skimp to support a government that won't.

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