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Old 04-17-2009, 06:23 AM   #1
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install xen virtual machine

hello sir,
i want to install xen for local virtual machine. my system configuration is.......

OS----ubuntu 8.04
kernel--2.6.24-23 generic

i have used these step:
--apt-get install ubuntu-xen server
--i edit /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp.and add (network-script network-bridge) right above the (vif-script vif-bridge) line.
--i add loop max_loop=64 in /etc/modules
--i edit /etc/xen-tools/xen-tools.conf by these changes

dir = /home/xen
dist = gutsy # Default distribution to install.
gateway =
netmask =
broadcast =
passwd = 1
mirror =

---after that create my first guest domain,,by this command.......

xen-create-image --size=2Gb --swap=256Mb --ide \
--ip= --netmask= --gateway= --force \
--dir=/home/xen --memory=64Mb --arch=i386 --kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-xen \
--initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-23-xen --debootstrap --dist=gutsy \
--mirror= --passwd

after it shows this output:

Unknown option: debootstrap

General Information
Hostname :
Distribution : gutsy
Fileystem Type : ext3

Size Information
Image size : 2Gb
Swap size : 256Mb
Image type : sparse
Memory size : 64Mb
Kernel path : /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-xen
Initrd path : /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-xen

Networking Information
IP Address 1 :
Netmask :
Broadcast :
Gateway :

Creating swap image: /home/xen/domains/

Creating disk image: /home/xen/domains/

Creating ext3 filesystem on /home/xen/domains/
Installation method: debootstrap

after these line system takes lot of time and finally aborted

so plz help me .........
thank you.....
Old 04-18-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hi there. Is there any particular reason you have chosen XEN?

VMWare also offer a free virtualisation product that allows you to create virtual machines. It is called VMWare Server. You do have to register however on their website to obtain a license, however it is completely free to use.

It comes with a nice GUI and is fairly straightforward to use.

I know that in the past, XEN was more difficult to configure, but since being purchased by Citrix, perhaps they have simplified the interface.


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