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Etch To Lenny Xen DomU Upgrade Notes

Some key things we have discovered while upgrading from Etch to Lenny on our DomU hosts. Useful docs are here.


Make sure that the following line replaces the tty0 getty line:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 hvc0

Kernel Modules

Make sure to install the following package before rebooting or domU will not boot:




DomU Config Files In Dom0 /etc/xen/configs

Make sure you change the kernel and ramdisk lines:

kernel  = '/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64'
ramdisk = '/boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64

Then shutdown the domU, then start it manually from the dom0.

sosdg/xen/lenny_upgrade.txt · Last modified: 2010/01/26 17:49 by brielle