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Re: How do I build a XEN kernel with make-kpkg

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 10:48:23AM +0100, Rainer Koenig wrote:
> Hi there,
> let me start describing my problem:
> - Hardware is Dual Xeon workstation with 16 GB RAM
> - I run Debian/testing on it
> - The machine acts as a small laboratory server for testing purposes
> - One goal is to run XEN on it and to use paravirtualized guests like
>   e.g. RHEL4 so that I can use the RHEL4 hwtest-server (for hardware
>   certification issues) in a "native" enivornment.
> Starting from that point I installed the XEN hypervisor and the 
> linux-image-2.6.18-3-xen-686 image. That gave me the first problem: 
> In this setup I can only use 4 GB of the 16 GB my machine has, so
> this is not satisfying.
> Next try: Reading the package descriptions I found the xen hpyervisor
> is also available as a PAE enabled package for machines that have more
> than 4 GB of RAM. I installed that and ran into the next problem:
> The hpyervisor starts, but then I get a "PAE mode mismatch error
> (xen=yes dom0=no) and the system reboots. Ok, I've learned from this
> that it would be better to have a PAE enabled XEN kernel, but since
> there are no packages out there I need to do it my own.

checkout the sid branch of the xen buildserver linux images
see -> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel

the newer xen kernels are all pae enabled.


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