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Re: [Xen-users] Newbie trying to understand how to get Xen working

To: "Marduk" <xen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Newbie trying to understand how to get Xen working
From: mike@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 22:25:29 -0500 (EST)
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I appreciate your response, basicly where I work they expect me to learn
as I go. The first project they had me do was get Drupal working on ubuntu
server with no gui, when I barely knew any linux commands at all, I
learned alot more linux commands.

now I have xen installed, and my hardware does support full
virtualization, you already made things alot more clear for me just by
bringing that up, as i didnt realize the difference. I'm going to see what
i can find about it, any advice would be appreciated though.

> On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 15:02 -0500, Michael Wineland wrote:
>> First off I apologize for the stupidity of my questions here, I am a
>> linux newbie and i've been reading forums till my head hurts and I just
>> dont get it.
> It's kinda difficult to explain most things if our knowledge of Linux in
> general is lacking as most people don't want to have to give a Linux 101
> course in this ML.  I would probably try to get accustomed to Linux in
> general before taking on something like Xen.  Xen is a bit of an
> "advanced" topic and right now I'm not sure if there are any/many
> point-n-click solutions for it.
>> I am trying to get Xen working with ubuntu server 6.10 64bit, on a dual
>> dualcore xeon system with 4gb ram. I got it successfully installed, so
>> sudo xm list shows Domain-0. But i dont understand how i am supposed to
>> install the other OS's (DomU??) All the guides i have found talk about
>> creating an image file, bootstrapping from a link yada yada,
> They are probably referring to a paravirtualized (PV) domU.  PV domains
> use a patched version of the vanilla kernel that comes with most (Linux)
> distributions, so a typical install-from-cd is not possible.  If you are
> referring to full virtualization then it is possible *if* your hardware
> supports it.
> jailtime.org does have some pre-made images from some of the major Linux
> distributions.  You can install onto hard drive partitions.  There is
> documentation that explains this, but you do need to understand a little
> Linux beforehand.  I'm sorry, but explaining from step 0 will simply
> take ages (much longer than it took me to compose this email).
> -m
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