[CentOS-virt] Can I install Slackware 13.1 as Xen-Guest?

Sat Jul 24 17:24:00 UTC 2010
compdoc <compdoc at hotrodpc.com>

Well, I got slackware running. What a pain. When I first installed it, I had
booted the slackware iso on a test VM that had previously been running
centos. I told slackware to use the existing partitions, one of which was
LVM. That's what caused the kernel panic, I think.

During the installation of slackware, you're dumped to the shell as root and
told to create partitions. So this time, I ran parted to delete the existing
partitons, and then ran cfdisk to create them as outlined in this video:


Afterwards, you type 'setup' to do the install. 

But it still wouldn't boot. This time it complained the super-block (I think
it was) partition wasn't ext2. Sure enough, the installer defaults to ext4
and I had formatted with that. Slackware doesn't seem to be able to boot
from anything but ext2.

So, I had to install again choosing an ext2 partition, and had it
automatically install LILO to the MBR. 

This time it booted and ran a filesystem check, then rebooted and came to a
login prompt. I ran startx to get to the desktop.

I can't say it's very user-friendly. I'd love to know what they're going to
use slackware for. 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-virt-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-virt-
>bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of John Maclean
>Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:27 AM
>To: Discussion about the virtualization on CentOS
>Subject: Re: [CentOS-virt] Can I install Slackware 13.1 as Xen-Guest?
>Aint this a sign that the domU needs a cutomised initrd?
> mkinitrd --with blah --with-more-blah
>John Maclean MSc (DIC)
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