I'll explain on this web page how to have a proper installation and a working configuration of a [xen] system.
Install the needed packageEdit
# apt-get install xen-linux-system-2.6.18-5-xen-686 # apt-get install libc6-xen # apt-get install bridge-utils # apt-get install xen-hypervisor-3.0.3-1-i386 # apt-get install xen-utils-3.0.3-1
Reboot to the new kernel Edit
and you now need to reboot to the new xen kernel to be able to do some virtualization. So, let's do that.
Configure virtual networkingEdit
To get [xen] working, I always edit a file, to use only bridge network as it seems easier. At this moment, I still didn't try any other kind of network for [xen]. I advice it to you, as it make things easy. Let's first stop the xen daemon process :
# xend stop
Then, edit the file :
and change one line. You would probably have this line :
let's change it to :
Then simply start the xen daemon again, like that he will be aware of the new settings :
# xend start
You can now start a vm.