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Re: [Xen-users] Can't boot into xen

On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 4:38 AM, Robert Miesen <robert.miesen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> No, I haven't tried running RHEL/Centos 5.4. Even if using one of these
> distributions, I would much rather figure out exactly why xen is not working
> so I can stick with a Debian distribution (or derivatives).

I  assume normal, non-xen kernel works fine?
The thing is, the state of kernels > 2.6.18 (including current
Debian/Ubuntu kernel) is not as well-tested as 2.6.18. AFAIK only Suse
officially supports dom0 kernel with 2.6.31. So my guess is you hit a
bug that exists in newer kernel.

The reason I suggest RHEL is because they actively maintain their
2.6.18 kernel, backporting drivers and bugfixes. So it'd be much
easier for you to start with that. Once you have it working, you can
easily use Redhat kernel on Debian if you want, or start compiling
your own kernel.


> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Fajar A. Nugraha <fajar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 12:56 AM, Robert Miesen <robert.miesen@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> > The same problem happens both when trying a native installation of
>> > xen and when trying to boot from the xen live CD.
>> Did you try installing RHEL/Centos 5.4? It should work for most
>> hardware, and has Xen built in.

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