[CentOS-devel] Re: CentOS5 virtual machine image

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sun Jan 28 11:11:55 UTC 2007


On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 14:27 -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Bernard Johnson
> <bjohnson-dated-1169703224.9d1a0c at symetrix.com> wrote:
> > Nils Toedtmann wrote:
> > > I agree. But customization of C4 (and probably C3, too) to run smoothly
> > > as a VM is a bit evil (i run a bunch of productive C4 DomUs, so walked
> > > through that valley ...): glibc and db4 have to be patched/rebuilt
> > > because of NPTL incompatibilities.
> >
> > I agree that C3 would be a problem - both guest and host.
> >
> > However, for C4 I have a "installer hack" that allows C4 to install
> > under Xen (FC6 host) using virt-manager & kickstart.  When it's
> > finished, the only package that is modified is the kernel (to provide a
> > domU image).
> >

Just for the record, there are test kernels here that MIGHT work:

http://dev.centos.org/centos/4/testing/i386/RPMS/

(and substitute x86_64 for i386 if desired)

> > Perhaps your VM is the issue with tls.  Once I started using a recent
> > enough host (FC6) and a recent enough guest (C4), all my tls problems
> > disappeared.  Even SELinux, which was always problematic for me under
> > UML, seems to be working smoothly now.
> >
> > If someone wants a Xen C4 guest image, let me know, it only takes a few
> > minutes to create.
> 



> If the press-briefs are to be believed.. RHEL-4.5.x should have Xen
> kernels.. which would help this starting out for that level..
> 

See my link above for test kernels if anyone is interested.

> As a hear and now.. vmware-player images of Centos-2.1/3.8/4.4 could be made.

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