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Post by Void Main » Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:38 am

I finally got Xen working on FC4 using the quick start guide (with some other key notes). I had tried several times in the past to get Xen booted on more than one machine with the official Fedora Xen kernels. You would think they would work right? The kernels would never boot, it would always give an error and then reboot. I guess I was not alone:

http://lists.xensource.com/archives/htm ... 00151.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/sh ... ?id=169157

I ended up having to install the original included version of xen (xen-2-20050822) and xen kernels (kernel-xen0-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4, kernel-xenU-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4):

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apt-get install xen=2-20050522
apt-get install kernel-xen0#2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
apt-get install kernel-xenU#2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
Once you do that you should be able to follow the QuickInstall doc and be successful. You might also want to prevent xen from being upgraded by adding xen to your "Hold" tag in /etc/apt/apt.conf:

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    Hold { "xen"; };
After getting the base system set up and networking configured I made a backup copy of my fedora.img so I could use that as a base for more domains without having to go through the install process again.

Have fun!

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Post by Master of Reality » Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:26 pm

hmm... my default in opensuse worked just fine :p (i havent made any domains yet) :P

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Post by Void Main » Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:15 pm

Great, it doesn't seem to be all that much different then UML (User Mode Linux) though.

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