An introduction to the general method of installing Domain-U on Xen is introduced here: Setting Up Stable Xen DomU with Fedora: Unmodified Fedora 12 on top of Xenified Fedora 12 Dom0 with Xen (this is a general introduction, some details are changed, such as ‘xl’ replacing ‘xm’, LVM backing the disk for higher performance. But the general process is the same). When installing Fedora 17 Domain-U, I find some new problems which is not covered. This post lists the differences.
The PXE booting images for Fedora 17 can be downloaded from the site:
The configuration file for Domain-U to install Fedora 17 is as follows.
name="10.1.0.235" vcpus=4 memory=2048 disk=['phy:/dev/vg_xen/vm-10.1.0.235,xvda,w' ] vif=['bridge=eth0'] on_reboot="restart" on_crash="restart" kernel="/lhome/xen/f17/vmlinuz" ramdisk="/lhome/xen/f17/initrd.img" <strong>extra="root=live:http://archive.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/LiveOS/squashfs.img ip=10.1.0.235::10.1.0.2:255.255.0.0:vm235:eth0:none nameserver=18.104.22.168"</strong>
Note the parts in bold fonts. This is related a bug as discussed here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802042.
The ‘extra’ options depends on the environment. For more details about the Anaconda boot options, please find it here: http://wwoods.fedorapeople.org/doc/boot-options.html.
Check more about Xen on Linux in Xen solution.