Xen 3.0.3 on Debian 4.0 Etch

Here is the instruction for running XEN on Debian Etch on Core2Duo 6300 with 2GB Ram.

First, install all the packages that related to XEN.

apt-get install  libc6-xen linux-headers-2.6-xen-686
linux-headers-2.6-xen-vserver-686 linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-686 linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver-686 linux-image-2.6-xen-686
linux-image-2.6-xen-vserver-686 linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-686
linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver-686 linux-image-xen-686
linux-image-xen-vserver-686 linux-modules-2.6.18-4-xen-686
linux-modules-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver-686 xen-hypervisor-3.0.3-1-i386
xen-hypervisor-3.0.3-1-i386-pae xen-ioemu-3.0.3-1 xen-tools
xen-utils-3.0.3-1 xen-utils-common bridge-utils iproute sysfsutils

Then, boot reboot the machine and choose the pae kernel to boot.

Next, add the following into /etc/network/interface for the Xen Bridge neteork.

auto xenbr0
iface xenbr0 inet dhcp
bridge_ports eth0
# optional
bridge_maxwait 0

To build a new debian domain:

Configurature /etc/xen-tools/xen-tools.conf collectly such as kernel version and initrd.

Then, run

xen-create-image --hostname=<name_of_DomU> --dir /home/xen/images/debian

Next, configurature

/etc/xen/<name_of_DomU>.cfg

to make sure all the Tag are correct.

Finally, run

xm create test.cfg -c

to run the VM.

As Core2Duo 6300 support VT, we could run Windows under Xen.

To run Windows in Xen,

first, build an image file for windows.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/xen/images/WinXP.img bs=1M count=4096

Next, copy the Windows XP install CD in to an iso format

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/xen/cds/winxp.iso

Then, build a winxp config file in /etc/xen as the following. eg:

vi /etc/xen/winxp
kernel = "hvmloader"
builder='hvm'
memory = 512
name = "winxp"
vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr0' ]
disk = [ 'file:/home/xen/images/WinXP.img,ioemu:hda,w',
'file:/home/xen/cds/winxp.iso,hdc:cdrom,r' ]
#cdrom = '/dev/hda'
device_model = 'qemu-dm'
boot="dc"
sdl=1
vnc=0
nographic=0
localtime=1

Run

xm create winxp -c

to boot up the VM and install XP.

After finished installing the XP, turn off the VM and

change the

boot="dc"

to

boot="c"

in

/etc/xen/winxp

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