[Pkg-xen-devel] xen linux-image packages; initrd.img

Conny Brunnkvist conny at fuchsia.se
Thu Jul 6 14:58:01 UTC 2006

Thomas Schwinge skrev:
> This might be a FAQ, but I didn't manage to find an answer somewhere: why
> doesn't the linux-image-2.6.16-2-xen-686 (at least that one; that's the
> one I installed) create a accompanying initrd.img, but the user has to do
> why isn't a stanza added to /boot/grub/menu.lst added
> automatically?

Isn't that because of the non-standard way that Xen images have to be
defined in grub/menu.lst?

One could make a guess that adding an option to the postinst-script that
tells "this is a special xen-dom0 image" is something that is to be
delegated to maintainers of the "kernel-package" package. :o)

> (Like me, having troubles with the version of
> initramfs-tools from testing, resolved by upgrading that one to
> unstable's version.)

That's how I run half of my Xen hosts. Alteratively you can probably
download the minimal compatible set of initramfs-tools/makedev/udev/(and
other required) packages from backports.org and make a mix-matched
system, if for some reason you want to avoid upgrading your libc6.


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