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Is there a way to use kvm-amd on centos 5.1?

I dont want to mess with XEN. I want the hardware virtualization that is
on my AMD chip.

I played with putting 2.6.24 and centos 5.1 on my AMD laptop, got
kvm-amd and that works. However
I want to put this on my desktop that is running 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5. Is
there a way or do I just
wave to use 2.6.24 or 25.

Thanks,

Jerry

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  • Karanbir Singh at Apr 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Jerry Geis wrote:
    Is there a way to use kvm-amd on centos 5.1?

    I dont want to mess with XEN. I want the hardware virtualization that is
    on my AMD chip.
    what effort did you make to research this first ? What did you try ?
    What specific problems did you run into ?

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    Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219@icq
  • Akemi Yagi at Apr 18, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 6:46 AM, Jerry Geis wrote:
    Is there a way to use kvm-amd on centos 5.1?

    I dont want to mess with XEN. I want the hardware virtualization that is on
    my AMD chip.

    I played with putting 2.6.24 and centos 5.1 on my AMD laptop, got kvm-amd
    and that works. However
    I want to put this on my desktop that is running 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5. Is
    there a way or do I just
    wave to use 2.6.24 or 25.
    First, this may be best discussed in the CentOS-Virt mailing list.

    If you are willing to *test* it, the kvm rpm is available for CentOS 5
    in the testing repo (testers are always welcome). :-) Install kvm and
    kmod-kvm from testing. The only "problem" is that the kmod -kvm is
    not up-to-date. It is for kernel 2.6.18-8.1.14. I suppose Daniel can
    build it for the current kernel which you have.

    Akemi

    Akemi
  • Daniel de Kok at Apr 18, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Jerry Geis wrote:
    I want to put this on my desktop that is running 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5. Is
    there a way or do I just wave to use 2.6.24 or 25.
    yum install kmod-kvm

    should do the trick, because KVM is in extras. I am currently working
    on KVM-66 packages as well, that will be pushed to testing if they
    work ok.

    Take care,
    Daniel
  • Akemi Yagi at Apr 29, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Daniel de Kok wrote:
    On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Jerry Geis wrote:

    I want to put this on my desktop that is running 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5. Is
    there a way or do I just wave to use 2.6.24 or 25.
    yum install kmod-kvm

    should do the trick, because KVM is in extras. I am currently working
    on KVM-66 packages as well, that will be pushed to testing if they
    work ok.

    Take care,
    Daniel
    Just wanted to update on this. KVM-66 is available in the testing
    repository. There is now a wiki article (draft) for those who are
    wishing to install KVM on CentOS-5 (thanks to Scott Roberts for
    writing this up).

    http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/KVM

    Akemi
  • Akemi Yagi at May 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 21:33:53 +0200, Daniel de Kok wrote:

    On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Jerry Geis
    wrote:
    I want to put this on my desktop that is running 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5.
    Is
    there a way or do I just wave to use 2.6.24 or 25.
    yum install kmod-kvm

    should do the trick, because KVM is in extras. I am currently working on
    KVM-66 packages as well, that will be pushed to testing if they work ok.

    Take care,
    Daniel
    Jerry,

    Wondering if you had a chance to give kvm a try. If so, could you report
    back with what you've found?

    Thanks,
    Akemi

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