how do I setup a Ubuntu domU on a Fedora Core 8 XEN server?
shizzlecash at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 16:28:41 UTC 2008
On Jul 26, 2008, at 7:08 AM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for instructions on how to setup a Ubuntu domU XEN
> guest, on a Fedora Core 8 XEN server.
> Before you tell me to try the FC mailing list, I have asked on the
> CentOS mailing list already, and was reffered here. I got some nice
> tutorials on how to setup a Ubuntu XEN server, and then install the
> Ubuntu XEN guest, but that doesn't work on a different Linux distro.
> Can someone please direct me to a working tutorial on how to get it
> to work?
I'm not sure if you've run across this yet, you might very-well have.
First off, without knowing exactly what problem you're having, there's
not much people can do for you on this list. I would guess that most
people in here haven't set-up a XEN system. I myself have not, but I
figured maybe I could at least help find a solution. I ran across
this link in the Ubuntu community wiki that, while it doesn't
specifically address your issue, it might point you in the right
direction. Actually I have 2 links for you.
The first is to an ubuntuforums post that I'm wondering if it is yours:
If not, it sounds like you're not the only one having issues using the
latest release as a DomU guest.
The second is the wiki link:
The wiki link is more about using Ubuntu as the XEN host with others
as guests. However, I'm wondering if the problem lies in Ubuntu
needing to be tweaked a little to run under a Fedora DomU host. I
notice that in the "Stuff to check when converting a disk image to a
DomU" in the wiki, it mentions some specific things you have to do to
get Gentoo running on an Ubuntu host. I'm wondering if something
similar is needed for Ubuntu running on Fedora. While I know it's not
an "answer" I'm hoping it might at least be a pointer to a potential
The only other thing I can think of (and one that you've probably
already taken into account), is to make sure you're using the same
architectures for your host and guest OS (e.g. i386 and i386). I know
I've been bitten by silly stuff like that in the past. Since XEN is
kernel-based, I would think mis-matched architectures would be
problematic. Again, no offense intended by this, I just know I've
beaten my head over problems just to have the solution be something
really simple that should've been obvious to me, but for some reason
wasn't at the time.
Also, as far as Karl is concerned, he generally means well, but it
most cases the information or suggestions he gives are wrong.
I'm sorry I can't help further with this problem right now, but
hopefully this will maybe provide some thoughts that point you in the
right direction for a solution.
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