Linked by Avleen Vig on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:04 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Documentation on how to create a FreeBSD DomU is scarse, so I wrote this step-by-step guide, to guide users from the initial download to a complete, running FreeBSD DomU under a Linux Dom0 Xen host. The guide covers creating the initial Xen kernel, configuring the Xen host, generating the correct configurations, resizing FreeBSD partitions in Xen and cleanly booting the final OS. In the process, we will also create a template disk image which can be used to generate new VM's very quickly. The entire process can be completed in under an hour the first time, and only takes 5-10 minutes to re-generate future VM's.
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kFreeBSD
by Lennie on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:52 UTC
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

To bad kFreeBSD can't be used for that yet. Atleast that is what it looks like from here.

Would have been kinda funny. Running Debian GNU/Linux on top of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.

I think the other way around does work: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD on top of Debian GNU/Linux.

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RE: kFreeBSD
by phoenix on Wed 29th Dec 2010 03:23 UTC in reply to "kFreeBSD"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Correct, FreeBSD doesn't support Xen Dom0.

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RE[2]: kFreeBSD
by ebasconp on Wed 29th Dec 2010 03:45 UTC in reply to "RE: kFreeBSD"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

By the way, NetBSD can be used as Dom0.

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RE[3]: kFreeBSD
by phoenix on Wed 29th Dec 2010 04:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: kFreeBSD"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Has the NetBSD dom0 support been updated beyond Xen 2.x? I haven't kept up with it (prefer KVM over Xen), but last I heard, it hadn't been updated to Xen 3.x yet.

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RE[4]: kFreeBSD
by t3RRa on Wed 29th Dec 2010 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: kFreeBSD"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

http://www.netbsd.org/ports/xen/ It seems that at least HEAD is updated to support dom0 support. Since one of the developers behind Xen is NetBSD guy as far as I know (I am not sure whether still he is or not though), NetBSD is always more up to date than any other BSD I assume.

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RE[4]: kFreeBSD
by ebasconp on Wed 29th Dec 2010 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: kFreeBSD"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

As far as I know, NetBSD Xen is already in version 3.

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EC2
by somnambulant on Wed 29th Dec 2010 17:45 UTC
somnambulant
Member since:
2006-12-31

I'm not trying to pimp EC2, BUT, there is a FreeBSD-Current (9.0) AMI (Amazon uses Xen for EC2) easily available. Also you can get a free t1.micro instance (653M RAM/ 10G root device) for a year. Tried it out and it works nicely..

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