How to Create a NetBSD VM

  1. Create a StandaloneVM with the default template.
  2. Replace vmlinuz with the netbsd-INSTALL_XEN3_DOMU kernel.
  3. During setup, choose to install on the xbd1 hard disk.
  4. Attach the CD to the VM.
  5. Configure the networking.
  6. Optionally enable SSHD during the post-install configuration.
  7. Replace the kernel with netbsd-XEN3_DOMU.
  8. The VM may fail to boot automatically, in which case you must explicitly specify xbd1a as the root device when prompted.

For further discussion, please see this thread and this guide.