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Re: [Xen-users] very basic doubts

To: Piyush Porwal <porwalpiyush@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] very basic doubts
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Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:52:19 -0600
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There are a few methods for doing this, depending on how much free disk space you have. IMHO, the easiest way is to install on a totally different partition (run the installation disk, install a minimum install to that partition, being sure *not* to write any boot loader. Then, from Domain 0 (host) you select that partition as the one that you want to start, by using a configuration file similar to this one:

[root@persephone ~]# cat /etc/xen/xen.conf
kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6-xenU"
memory = 64
name = "Mail"
disk = ['phy:hda5,hda5,rw']
root = "/dev/hda5 ro"

(assuming that the partition you installed on was hda5).

To start this domain, you can type 'xm create /etc/xen/xen.conf -c' (assuming your config file is xen.conf). If all goes well, you should boot up and get a working console for your other domain.


Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction
listen to weather forecasts and economists?
                -- Kelvin Throop III

On 23-Jun-05, at 10:45 AM, Piyush Porwal wrote:


I am mentioning the order I tried to install xen on my system. I would like to know is it correct?
On FC2 (my host linux):
1. Installed python, ZopeInterface, twisted, iptable, logging and other dependency stuff 2. Did 'make all' in base xen directory after changing kernel version to 2.4 in makefile.
3. made changes in grub.conf
4. bootup in xen, start xen service using 'xend start'
If the above steps are correct then how to install the guest linux and how to boot in it.

I would be very thankful if someone cared to answer such basic questions.

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