Deprecated: FreeBSD as a PV DomU

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FreeBSD has gotten Xen support in fits and starts over the last few years. An internet search will show a port of FreeBSD 5 to Xen2, freeBSD 7 to Xen 3.0.2 and some chatter about support in 8-CURRENT.

Now, to the best of my knowledge, most of the work for all of these was done by Kip Macy. (thanks!) I just want to make it clear, all I'm doing here is documenting the install and (maybe) making some tarballs of the results of my compilation available.

Ok, so down to business. There is talk that Mr. Macy has gotten support for running FreeBSD 8-Current i386PAE as a paravirt DomU in 8-current so, this page will document how to actually set this up.

First, if you don't alrealdy have an 8-current i386 box about, you need to install one. is what I'm using, but you probably want to use whatever is latest.

Now, I don't actually have a convenient machine laying about. I'm going to try to do this as an hvm guest. I setup a xen [3.3] host earlier today, and so now I"m setting up [FreeBSD under HVM].