I have tried for some time to get to install freeBSD on an up-to-date
(SXCE b114) opensolaris xvm box (xen 3.1.4) which already has had
success in running in a quite stable xay NetBSD and Gentoo Linux as PV
domUs and different Windows flavours (Server 2008, Win7 RC, Xp, Server
2003) as HVM domUs.
However, freeBSD does not boot as an HVM host and xen-kernel have been
impossible to find.
So I'm glad eventually Adrian put some kernel/images, which I have tried
My goal is to be able to install and run a current freebsd.
It has been a bit hacky, but it boots allright with adrians kernel and
image as xbd0. I've even succeeded to install a 7.2-RELEASE via
sysinstall/ftp to a zvol (under xbd2).
However, even if ftp install works, network traffic in general (ftp to
dom0, ssh, csup) panics the domu and in about 1 case of 4 even freezes
It might be related to my dom0 being an amd64 (intel core2 quad E6600)
whereas adrian's system is i386 ?
I cannot even try to build a new kernel because :
- there is no xen in 7.2-RELEASE which I can isntall
- updating via csup to current does not work (as mentioned)
- I cannot find a way to install a current snapshot as I cannot boot
from the downloaded iso images i have (no cdrom, Adrian's kernel only
boots from root image)
- I have no bare metal freebsd host I can use to build a different kernel
Any ideas ?
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