I am not very experienced in xen but I think the first thing xen creates is
Domain-0 (by default) But you still have to create xen virtual machines
Under that Domain-0, I have never been able to log into the domain-0 itself
but the machines under it.
I mean when you run xend the dom-0 comes up but it is just a name not a real
You have to create a config file under /etc/xen (or where ever you have the
xen config files) and then do an xm create (+ the name of the xen guest
machine mentioned in the config file).
I posted a sample of this config. file yesterday, but mine has problems
(although it comes up).
Basically it points to the boot files under /boot directory, sets the
machines name and amount of memory,, cpu's and other things, so you can set
how small or big you want to have your machine made.etc..
Also you have to do ctrl alt 5 to get out of the xen machine (took me a
while to figure it out since no one ever mentions the dumb thing)!?
> I'm new on this list and i need help from experienced users to give
> andswer for some questions.
> I sen up a dom0 (debian) and would like it to be very minimalist, just
> xen tools, some gnu utils and other usefull utilities. This dom0 will
> be used to virtualize many hvm OS like windows and some other *nix
> paravirtualized. Till there are no problem to view/connect to console
> of paravirt OSes, I have some problem to view console of hvm guests.
> I was able to connect only to these guest with vnc. If I use `xm
> console <domID>`it's only diplay "connected to <domID> console" (or
> something like that), but no "graphics".
> I don't know if it's possible, but is there a way to display the guest
> console, directly on dom0 console by using `xm console <domID>`
> WITHOUT installing X on dom0.
> Maybe problem come from my config file. I try some tricks with
> sdl=0/1, stdvga=1 etc.... But nothing seem to works execpt using VNC.
> Thanks for your help.
> kernel = "/usr/lib/xen-3.0.3-1/boot/hvmloader"
> memory = 128
> shadow_memory = 8
> name = "winXP"
> vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr1' ]
> disk = [ 'phy:/dev/sda5,ioemu:hda,w', 'phy:/dev/cdrom,hdc:cdrom,r' ]
> # enable SDL library for graphics, default = 0
> # enable VNC library for graphics, default = 1
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