Install Oracle 11g on CentOS 5 DomU at CentOS 5 Dom0 (64 bit)
Posting bellow demonstrates how useful NFS shares may be at CentOS 5 Dom0
to manage DomUs driven by Xen 3.0.3 kernel coming along with original CentOS 5
distribution DVD. Oracle 11g installation has been selected just as an example.
CentOS 5 install has been performed with "Virtualization" (Xen 3.0.3)
ISO image of distribution DVD has been copied to hard drive and "loop"
mounted to /mnt/tmp directory exported as NFS share to perform
DomUs installs , extracting 6.2 GB of data from Dom0 NFS share to
DomU's LV storage due to intent to run Oracle 11g database on DomU.
# dd if=/dev/hde of=/etc/xen/disks/CentOS5.iso
# mkdir -p /mnt/tmp
# mount -o loop , ro /etc/xen/disks/CentOS5.iso /mnt/tmp