I have an development/testing machine I have set-up with UML.
Recently I something went wrong with the Debian SID I had installed
and I'm having to re-do it. That's fine cause I wasn't getting
anywhere with what I wanted to do with it anyways. :(
Here's what I'd like to do and some questions I'd like community/guru
feed-back on, thanks.
1) As mentioned already this is an development/testing system.
I plan to use it to develop/test software on various distributions,
as well as build and check-out distrobutions from time to.
2) I plan to start with 'hand compiled' lastest 2.4.x SKAS patched
kernel for the host. Move to the latest 2.6.x w/ SKAS kernel
on host when modules are working correctly.
3) I plan to build, and use numerous distros including, but not
limited to RH9, MDK9.2, Fedora, Debian (Woody), Debian (Sarge),
Debian (Sid), Slackware, etc.
So now's where I need help. In the attempt to do this I failed
miserably and some of the statements I make are based on that
attempt. And so I have some questions.
1) What are the config settings for best uml host & uml guest
kernels for the most compatibility with distros out there? The
setting for the UML package shipped with SID don't seem to work
well with other distros.
2) How do others build non-debian distros on an debian-based
uml host? I tried using UMLBuilder but it just doesn't like
something about debian's Python/TK and/or it's shipped UML config
I appreciate any help that others can give with this. I look
forward to the day that I can fire-up my system, load RH9 in
an X windows, after having just built it, then I could move on
to another distro and repeat.
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From: Steve Benson <steve@rh...> - 2004-01-10 21:57:19
On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 09:29:50PM -0000, gboutwel wrote:
> 1) What are the config settings for best uml host & uml guest
> kernels for the most compatibility with distros out there? The
> setting for the UML package shipped with SID don't seem to work
> well with other distros.
Are you talking about the kernel build configuration? What exactly didn't
work? I have a uml kernel here that I've used to boot everything from redhat
6.2 and debian stable to fedora.
In general when I build a uml kernel I do no modules, enable devfs, have
devfs automount on boot, and remove scsi and xterm console support and only
enable the networking that I need.
After that the distro might need to be doctored up a bit, like update fstab
with new device names for udb devs, change inittab to put gettys on the
right consoles and stuff.