Kernel questions



  • So I am new to fog, have some linux experience in frequently playing with it for the past decade or so and am building a kernel for Fog because I have an ESXi 5 server where the disks are not being seen and I read that this could help. I tried to sum up the beginning. . .but naturally there is a lot of research and work that got me here.

    With slight modificiations to the great instructions provided here:
    [URL=‘http://fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Building_a_Custom_Kernel’][U][COLOR=#000099][FONT=Arial][SIZE=15px]http://fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Building_a_Custom_Kernel[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][/U][/URL]

    I have managed to get to the vast world of the linux kernel configuration on ubuntu 11.11 (I think it is .11 anyhow).

    I have questions now and I am hoping that someone can kick me in the right direction. Don’t get me wrong. . .this is pretty fancy and I am going to learn more about it. . .but for now. . I need to get fog working or move onto another solution.

    My questions are as follows:

    1. there are a ton of options and in the [URL=‘http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeghost/forums/forum/716419/topic/4310632’]link I found which guided me on this path[/URL]. . .no body specified what options to select to make it work. ? Any ideas?
    2. More of a general ‘I have no idea wtf I am doing question’: The linux kernel I pulled per the instructions above was version 2.6.35.3. My src directory shows the following:
      linux-2.6.35.3 linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic
      linux-2.6.35.3.tar.gz linux-headers-3.0.0-14
      linux-headers-3.0.0-12 linux-headers-3.0.0-14-generic

    How does versioning work and how do I keep up with the dated nature of the web? Should I have pulled the 3.0.X kernel when using the instructions above or what?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.,

    J

    I just read [URL=‘http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/vmware-hard-disk-clone.134/’]this [/URL]which further implies I am headed in the correct direction and that the fog kernel presently being used does not have support for ESXi Thick or thin provisioned hard disks. I have read somewhere that regardless of the provisioning a 60+GB disk would be seen. I have done the math and that is no good for me so I would like it to see smaller ones. I guess question 1) becomes: Which controller drivers are needed to be built into the kernel in order to support smaller (<60GB) disks on ESXi5.


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