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Set up Xen 4.0.1 & Libvirt 0.8.3 on top of Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

Oct 15, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Boris Derzhavets)

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"Following bellow is brief instruction of mentioned set up loading xen back-end, evtchn, gntdev devices separately from pvops kernel 2.6.32.24 under Xen 4.0.1 on top Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat Desktop. Due to Desktop environment we have first to disable Network Manager and restart networking manually updating /etc/network/interfaces. This step is not required on the Ubuntu 10.10 Server. Libvirt 0.8.3 is available via Maverick Meerkat repositories. Two patches have been applied to official 4.0.1 tar's ball. First one updates xen back-end rules, second one allows to load Ubuntu 10.10 PV Guest via standard trick with install same HVM first and using a ready image to load PV DomU via pygrub.

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