Creating an LVM-backed FreeBSD DomU in a Linux Dom0

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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