Friday, April 26, 2013
Slackware 14 under Xen
I have tried (halfway) to get Slackware to run under Xen (which I run on 32 bit CentOS 5.x). It never seems to have a working network. This time, I took a (very) little amount of time to fix this. Googling resulting only in running Xen on Slackware. I couldn't find anything on this problem. I love to load each new distro that comes out but I really enjoy just using Slackware (SLS was my first distro). So, when Slackware would repeatedly come up without a network interface, I was disappointed and a bit surprised. If you're having this issue - here one possible fix: Use a virtual Ethernet and do NOT use the default hypervisor network interface. Instead, use "ne2k_pci". I intend to try to get the shared physical interface to work with a real outside address and even test the other options under the virtual Ethernet. But, this solved my problem. If anyone else tries these, I'd love the hear the results.