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Re: [Xen-users] Running Xen after compile

On mer, 2013-06-05 at 10:30 -0400, Sean Greenslade wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 12:27:33AM -0700, Mohammad Altahat wrote:
> > Hello guys,
> > 
> > I've compiled the xen sourcecode and it gave me no errors, but I don't know 
> > what to do now! how to add xen kernel to the grub menu and how to make it 
> > run?
> > I've used the "xen-hypervisor-amd64" on ubuntu 12.04, but now I need to 
> > compile the sourcecode on centos 6.4
> > 
> > Thanks, 
> > Mohammad Altahat.
> Getting Xen to work in CentOS 6 is a bit tricky. Since Redhat decided
> that thay were no longer going to support it (they went with some other
> virtualization system), the default CentOS kernel is not compiled with
> Xen hypervisor support. This means that in order to make it work on
> CentOS, you will have to recompile the kernel. There are guides online
> with links to prebuilt repos that have modified kernels [1], but I
> cannot vouch for any of them.
> To be honest, getting Xen running on CentOS was (for me) more trouble
> than it was worth. I personally was able to run it on ArchLinux very
> well, but this may not be the best option for everyone. If you're
> familiar with Ubuntu, perhaps you would consider using Debian? The jump
> would not be that hard to make, and Debian is well-suited to be a server
> OS.
Fedora is also fine... It's almost a matter of `yum install xen'. The
main difference with Debian, is that you're going to get more recent
versions of both Xen and Linux (at least wrt Debian stable and testing).

However, CentOS is also going to be a lot better with this respect, as
it has been announced during last edition of FOSDEM:



<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://about.me/dario.faggioli
Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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