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Re: Please support installation on Xen virtual block devices

From: Ian Campbell
Subject: Re: Please support installation on Xen virtual block devices
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 16:29:20 +0100

Any comments on this patch?


On Thu, 2008-04-24 at 20:28 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> I filed this patch against the Debian grub2 package and the maintainer
> asked me to bring it to address@hidden Took me an age but here I
> am ;-) [resending now I'm subscribed].
> Back then I said:
> > The grub package does not currently support installation in a Xen
> > guest domain because it does not understand the Xen virtual block
> > devices (/dev/xvd[a-z]).
> > 
> > This support is mainly useful because it allows the Debian installer to
> > work in a Xen guest without Xen specific workarounds.
> > 
> > It might also be useful for someone who wanted to switch between
> > a guest between para-virtual and fully-virtualised (HVM) operation.
> Patch is attached.
> Ian.
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