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How to build the Xen Live CD These scripts were made to help us set up and run the live-helper to create a new Xen Live CD. First thing is that you must to be root to run this steps properly, since live-helper do some chroots, mounts, etc... Second is that the live-helper used is 1.0.5-1 from Ubuntu Karmic manually backported to Debian Lenny. NOTE: If you wish to build the 64 bits version of the Xen Live CD, you must be on a 64 bits machine. Makefile build process: 1- Run "make i386|amd64" to create your Xen Live CD image under i386 or amd64 subdir; 2- Opcional: Run "make plusguests-i386 | -amd64" to copy some guests into the live; To build the Xen Live CD step-by-step: 1- Unpack xenlivecd-VERSION.tar.gz under /usr/src; 2- cd /usr/src/xenlivecd-VERSION/[i386|amd64]; 3- Run ./10-init-lh_config.sh to prepare the base for live-helper; 4- Run ./15-copy-some-stuff.sh to copy some stuff to be included in your dom0; 5- Run ./17-get-convirture-tools.sh to get Convirture tools; 6- Run ./20-run-lh_build.sh as first step in the iso creation; 7- Run ./30-prepare-binary-for-xen.sh to copy Xen to the CD root directory; 8- Run ./31-remove-kernel-of-chroot.sh to remove initrd and vmlinuz from the dom0 compressed squash file system. This will save ~20MB in the final iso, since these files are copied by the live-helper to the final disc image. 9- Run ./32-get-windows-gplpv-drivers.sh to copy the drivers to the final ISO; 10- Optional: Run ./33-copy-guests.sh to copy previous installed domUs; * 11- Optional: Run ./34-copy-source-to-iso.sh to copy the ISO generator to the final ISO; 12- Run ./35-remake-iso.sh to remake the final Xen Live CD iso image. To clean all and start over again, run "make dist-clean" from top level source directory. Note that the caches of the ".deb" files will not be deleted. About source sub directories The sub directories i386 and amd64 contains all files used in the build process of the Xen Live CD, one directory for each arch. The sub directory arch-common contins some files shared between the two archs. The directory "stuff" contains all the stuff needed for the dom0 and the domUs work properly and some scripts and the Xen logo. The directory sutff/Xen has two sub directories, the dom0 and the domU. The files there must be copied to the root of the dom0 and of the domUs respectively. The Quick Guide in portuguese and in english (Thanks Google Tradutor) was written by Thiago Martins. The translation into spanish was written by Leandro dos Santos. Some tips: If you have a 64-bit CPU but little memory, try using the i386 version of the Xen Live CD with the Xen 64 bits. With this you'll have a 32-bits dom0 on top of a 64-bits hypervisor. In this case, you no longer need the libc6-xen package in any of your domains (dom0 and domU). Ending with the problem related to TLS. The libc6-xen is only required in pure 32-bit systems. You only need a 64 bits dom0 if you give to it, 4G of RAM or more (aka dom0_mem=4096M). It's not a good idea to have a 64 bits O.S. with low memory for its operations. * The process of creating the domUs included in the Xen Live CD is outside of the scope of this work. But it is perfectly possible to create the Xen Live CD with no virtual machines pre-configured on it. But you can find the necessary files in the "guests" within the Xen Live CD and copy them to the directory "xenlivecd-XY/guests" of the source code and then run the step 2 via makefile mode or 12, if you choose step-by-step mode.