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Re: GRUB2 EFI and multiboot.mod for use with Xen

From: Søren Grønning Iversen
Subject: Re: GRUB2 EFI and multiboot.mod for use with Xen
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:55:15 +0100
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I have existing well functioning Xen setups that I'd like to transfer to this Mac Pro, but the only bit that seems to block this move is the capabilities of GRUB2-EFI concerning multiboot functionality.

I'm very pleased with my experiences with Xen until now and I am much more at home with Xen at the moment so it never really struck me that I might very well look to KVM for this ... One thing that has definately caught my attention with KVM is Red Hat's emerging oVirt management interface. It seems to be a really slick Ruby on Rails based piece of work and I could see that do a lot of good for me in the future, but this is altogether a different story from the GRUB2-EFI starting point ;)


On 23/11/10 16.57, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 04:54:16PM +0100, Søren Grønning Iversen wrote:
  Hi everyone,

Has anybody had any success multibooting a bootia32.efi setup with Xen
on a Mac Pro / Xserve?

I have a MacPro1,1 (dual processor dual core Xeon 2.0 GHz) booting
nicely with bootia32.efi, but would really like to be able to experiment
with having Xen on the same server, since I need to have at least 2-3
Linux installations running on that particular type of hardware and
would much prefer using virtualization for this ...

I understand that there has been some issues concerning the multiboot
module not being built when specifying ./configure --with-platform=efi
.... -Is this history now?

It seems that Debian includes the multiboot.mod with the
grub-efi-i386.deb, but exactly what modules does it depend on? -I have
tried creating a GRUB2 image file with the multiboot.mod module
included, but it never booted ...
Any reason not to use kvm?  Seems much simpler to use than xen and also
seems to be the way most people are going these days.

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