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RE: [Xen-users] Two v.3.4.1 downloads

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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ken
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 6:47 AM
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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Two v.3.4.1 downloads

On 08/26/2009 10:32 AM Bruce Edge wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 6:58 AM, ken<gebser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> At <http://www.xen.org/download/> there are two downloads for v.3.4.1
>> and only a very brief description of each:
>> Xen 3.4.1 (hypervisor and tools) official source distribution
> This is the xen tools source.
>> and
>> Linux 2.6.18 with Xen 3.4.x support source tarball
> This is the patched linux kernel.
>> What's the difference?  The implication is that the first is *not* Linux.
> Both of these need to be dropped into an already installed linux distro.

>I'm guessing, then, that the xen tools source needs to be compiled.
>And the patched linux kernel (of the "support source tarball") needs
>also to be compiled and then replaces the kernel that came with whatever
>distro I'm using, yes?

>Does it show that I'm a noob at xen?

You are correct.  You need to compile everything.
It's not hard and and xen.org has links to sites that will help you during
the install.

> A lot of Xenites use Centos, but it's not required.

>Haven't tried CentOS yet, but have heard good about it.  It uses RPMs,
>right?  I'd like to use Fedora (just for the RedHat name really), but
>have heard they make it a pain to get their packages.  Corroboration,

CentOS is a good OS and lost of people use it. CentOS does use RPM's, but I
would not use RPM's for Xen (just how I do things). 
> -Bruce

>Thanks, Bruce.

>> TIA.

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