Author Archives: Richard Bowser

About Richard Bowser

This retired old geezer spent over 40 years in the computer & electronics industry. And THEN went back to school to seek a PhD in Computer Science - for fun. Now he's trying to figure out how to build xen binary executables from source code.

Have I got a story for you!

Does your head ache because you’ve been beating it against a stone wall when trying to build Xen binary executables from the distributed source code?  I know how you feel!  I’ve been fighting that good fight too for a while now.  I’ve learned some amazing facts as I progress – with full glacial speed.  I probably should admit right up front that I’m NOT the worlds greatest code wizard.  (Likely that’ll be evident as you read my story.)

Except I didn’t write it so I could bask in glory.  I put it up because it explains some of the things that sabotage novice Xen builders.  These things took me MUCH effort to learn, and I hope they will help you too.  (Also because I hope you like a good story.)

It’s an ongoing story which frankly is far from complete.  I will keep putting up more content as I move along.  Let’s make a deal:  I’ll keep "growing" this story and notifying you when there’s more to read – IF you submit comments providing feedback & corrections.  Let’s make this a community effort, with the eventual goal of creating a really helpful howto for the xen documentation.

So without any further ado: read it!