I don't have personal experience with Lenny, perhaps the xen-users list does.
I see Debian does have kernels:
Anybody running Xen + Dom0 kernel successfully on Lenny?
See Jonathan's question below.
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 1:08 AM, Jonathan Lettvin <jlettvin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> I have installed Debian Lenny, and followed some of the instructions at:
> Install Lenny. Finish the installation as you would normally do
> apt-get install install xen
> apt-get install xen-utils
> apt-get install xen-tools
> I am stumped about what to do at step 5
> install a xen dom0-capable kernel
> I downloaded the image from:
> But I do not know how to install it.
> I tried dpkg -i, but it reports unsatisfied dependencies.
> I tried to follow down all the dependencies, but don't really know how.
> So, that is where I am now stuck.
> Can you recommend next steps for me?
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:27 PM, Jonathan Lettvin <jlettvin@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Hi Todd,
>> Thank you for your fast response.
>> Debian Lenny was my first candidate.
>> I installed it (many hours)
>> then acquired and compiled xen
>> and then booted to that kernel
>> and that was the attempt that led to
>> xend failing for lack of some resource.
>> I will try it again, given your advice but
>> I fear I will waste another many hours
>> and end up with no better results.
>> A little bit of steering by you
>> would make a huge difference to me.
>> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:05 PM, Todd Deshane <deshantm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Jonathan Lettvin <jlettvin@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> > Hi list readers,
>>> > I am an experienced developer with only nominal configuration talent.
>>> > These days, mostly I use ubuntu linux, but have used Debian, WhiteBox,
>>> > CentOS, RH, Fedora.
>>> > I have been using Sun VirtualBox to very great effect and hope for
>>> > better
>>> > performance
>>> > by installing and using xen.
>>> > I also intend to use Dom0 exclusively as a host, and not install any
>>> > other
>>> > packages.
>>> > Instead, I expect to do all my development and package downloads onto
>>> > guest
>>> > machines.
>>> > I wish to do a fresh install of a xen linux onto a brand new 1TB disk
>>> > on my
>>> > IBM Thinkpad T61 laptop.
>>> > My intention is to generate file-based virtual machines that I can copy
>>> > to
>>> > make new instances.
>>> > I am expecting to use HVM rather than paravirtualization and files
>>> > instead
>>> > of logical volumes.
>>> > So far, I have tried it three times, once with Debian Lenny, and twice
>>> > with
>>> > ubuntu Maverick Meerkat.
>>> > Every time I encounter show-stopper problems during compiles or xend
>>> > crash
>>> > on execution.
>>> > I do not know if I have identified a solid recipe to follow, or whether
>>> > my
>>> > choices are bad.
>>> > What I request is start to finish step by step instructions (preferably
>>> > onto
>>> > ubuntu or Debian).
>>> > I am willing to back off on the Dom0 OS to an earlier ubuntu or Debian.
>>> > All I want is to generate a solid baseline xen system that is as
>>> > reliable
>>> > and simple as possible.
>>> > I will start from scratch with a clean disk, if I can only get
>>> > instructions
>>> > that lead to a working host.
>>> > Please help by providing a single complete clean instruction list to
>>> > achieve
>>> > this.
>>> These links might help.
>>> Post questions if you get stuck on anything. ##xen on freenode is also
>>> a place to ask questions.
>>> Hope that helps.
>>> Todd Deshane
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