how do I setup a Ubuntu domU on a Fedora Core 8 XEN server?

Rudi Ahlers rudiahlers at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 09:13:29 UTC 2008


Thanx Chris,

I'm looking for someone who's actually done it before. CentOS doesn't have
xen-tools, and CentOS (RH based distro's) is as far from Ubuntu (debian
based distro's) as the East from the West.

If anyone know's how to actually do, please let me know.

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Chris Cohen <kildau-ml at gmx.de> wrote:

>  On Tuesday 29 July 2008 08:47:06 Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Shizzle Cash <shizzlecash at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >  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?
> > >
> > > Rudi,
> > >
> > > 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:
> > >
> > > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=828157
> > >
> > > 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:
> > >
> > > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen
> > >
> > > 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 solution.
> > >
> > > 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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> > Ok, so I suppose no one really knows how to successfully setup Ubuntu as
> a
> > XEN domU guest on CentOS or Fedora Core then?
>
> Never used either of them, but heres what I would try:
>
> does centos have xen-tools? Then... use xen-create-image with the
> appropriate
> options, or if not... do it by hand... create a new lvm volume (or a disk
> image using dd), then debootstrap ubuntu and set up a config file for xen.
> Maxbe you'll have to fix some things that xen-create-image would have done
> for
> you...
>
> --
> Just my 2¢
> Chris
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Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
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