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Xen Virtualization by Prabhakar Chaganti

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Compiling a domU Kernel

In this section we are going to compile a domU kernel, an unprivileged kernel and which will be used by the guest domains or virtual machines. We are going to use the Xen 3.0.4 source that we downloaded in the previous chapter and build the domU kernel.

  1. Change to the directory that contains the source.
    ~ cd /home/pchaganti/xen-source/xen-3.0.4-testing.hg
  2. Configure the domU kernel.
    ~ make linux-2.6-xenU-config
  3. Select the options that you want for your domU kernel. If you are not sure, opt for the default settings. Ensure that PAE is disabled by navigating through the following screens under the Processor type and features menu and making sure that the High Memory Support is set either to off or 4GB. Save your configuration when ...

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