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Old 9th November 2009, 13:10
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Default compiling Xen kernel as given on howtoforge

I read the tutorial http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...tu-8.10-x86_64
and while compiling the kernel got an error which I googled and found a solution here
but still it is giving some error I am doing the steps above said on Ubuntu Jaunty machine
could not find the right tutorial any one can suggest me the steps for the Ubuntu
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Old 10th November 2009, 17:50
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Which Ubuntu version do you use?
What's the exact error message?
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Old 10th November 2009, 19:29
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I got the error
/usr/src/linux-2.6.27-xen.hg/arch/x86/kernel/time_32-xen.c:469: undefined reference to `__udivdi3' make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1

Some how luckily I got the solution also by a mailing list on internet
which worked also have a look
It's known 32-bit issue. Instruction is for 64 bit.
Since I am a newbie I dont even know how to apply the patch but then after asking people like right now I am doing I got how to do so in the end kernel compiled but when I booted
it ,didnt worked it took so long time for my computer I kept on getting messages after messages and finally for about 20 minutes this lasted I had to shutdown by pressing the power button for long.
I think I am not clear on which modules to select for compiling Dom0 kernel for Xen on Ubuntu I am using 9.04 desktop editon in which I updated most of the packages but still if you know any thing else that I should have updated do let me know.
I installed the development packages but which ones I am not sure I followed the tutorial on howtoforge that has been mentioned

What I want to do is simply be able to compile a Xen Kernel from
source and be able to run it on my laptop using Ubuntu as Dom0

the latest 2.6.31.x tree from jeremy's git repository
it's at atm
I am using stable hypervisor: 3.4.1 instead of development version 3.5
how can we tune kernel of xen when we call make menuconfig I am not
clear on this part so that it is tuned for Dom0
Xen 3.4.2 released
new stable release
with a lot of bugfixes
3.4.x is still using linux-2.6.18-xen.hg as the default (dom0) kernel
xen 3.5 (or 4.0, not sure yet what it'll be called) changed to pv_ops
dom0 2.6.3x the switch was made a couple of months ago
so xen-unstable (3.5) is already using pv_ops dom0 as a default
hg clone http://xenbits.xen.org/xen-unstable.hg
pv_ops dom0 kernel
'xen/master' is the branch with the latest stuff

kernel.org linux kernel only contains Xen domU (guest) support
so when building Xen dom0 kernel, I need to have a kernel with dom0 patches

the official/supported dom0 kernel for Xen 3.4.x is linux 2.6.18
from http://xenbits.xen.org/linux-2.6.18-xen.hg mercurial repository
then there is the "new" (still in development) pv_ops dom0 kernel,
which is in the git.kernel.org git repository of Jeremy (the main

Now sir pv_ops dom0 patches are planned to be merged into upstream linux kernel
(hopefully) near future i came across this information some where
on internet
.. but there's more like some people (Novell/opensuse) have
'forward-ported' the official 2.6.18 patches to newer kernels.. like
2.6.29, 2.6.31 etc and some people are using those patches for their
dom0 kernels
but those are 'unofficial' http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenDom0Kernels
is in 2.6.18 is used when Xen Dom0 kernel is to work
http://xenbits.xen.org/linux-2.6.18-xen.hg contains the latest xen
patches applied to kernel
which can be downloaded with mercurial:
hg clone http://xenbits.xen.org/linux-2.6.18-xen.hg

since I am doing all this on my laptop if is too old for my
hardware.. novell/opensuse have patches for newer kernels and they
are for Xen forward-ported to apply to newer kernels
OR, another way is to grab Jeremy's pv_ops dom0 kernel which is the future

I am having a laptop which is having a wifi which wont work
Broadcom has released the opensource drivers but still many
distributions have not worked the only which worked was Ubuntu 9.04
so I thought of doing all this on Ubuntu since when I mess with some
thing I would like to search on internet my problem was if I use
2.6.18 kernel for Xen then
my wifi is not working xen requires you to use bridges for the guests
to get internet connectivity
and I am not having a lan connection

and wifi adapters cannot be used with bridges bridges since wifi
doesn't support promisc mode
bridges require promisc mode if I have to use internet in my guest
machines on Xen
I should be using a LAN connection or then you need to do NAT on
dom0 guests can access the internet through the bridge or if I have
to use wifi, then I need to use NAT, and a private host-only bridge
to use only the wifi, without LAN, if I set up host-only bridge, and
NAT from the bridge to wifi nat+dhcp using private ips

I had downloaded from xen.org the xen kernel xen-3.4.1 went to
/usr/src and extracted the archives
and then executed make world it completed succesfully but when I
have to do a make install
I used an option given in the README files KERNELS="linux-2.6-xen0
I used it like this make install KERNELS="linux-2.6-xen0 linux-2.6-xenU"
I am now being asked here USB fontend driver (XEN_USB_FRONTEND) [M/n/y]
how do I know which ones should I say yes and which one should I say no

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