[CentOS-virt] Installing xen from xen srpm compiled rpms

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Tue Aug 26 14:07:19 UTC 2008

When I use yum to install xen 3.2.0 and xen-libs it also pulls in then centos kernel-xen?
I thought the srpm contained all that was needed besides obvious deps like bridge utils etc?

To get this running, I change the grub stanza kernel-xen creates to have the kernel point
to xen.gz-3.2 and one of the module lines to point to my custom initrd for pciback loading.
That leaves the other module line kernel-xen wrote for vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.1.10.el5xen intact.

Why does kernel-xen get pulled in and what's the significance of the vmlinuz line?


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