[xen-tools] Re: Using Xen-Tools to install a Debian domU on a Centos5 dom0
steve at steve.org.uk
Tue Jun 26 00:53:54 CEST 2007
On Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 18:57:35 +0100, Dave Crossland wrote:
> Okay, I guess something in the FAQ about how to install xen-tools on
> Centos5 for Debian domU would be good that covers this. I can draft
> this if you'd like, although I've posted everything that I did.
That would be greatly appreciated. I'm not 100% sure where it
would go, maybe in the FAQ as you suggest or maybe in a new
I do have some notes from Henning about installing other distributions
which I will be working out over the next week or two which would go
nicely alongside it.
> I have another Centos5 machine that hasn't got anything xen-tools
> related installed on it yet, so if you have another way of doing
> things for me to test, I can try that out.
I think our previous comments said it all. Just to recap:
1. Install debootstrap from source.
<New location: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/svn>
2. Install xen-tools from source.
> The alternative would be to change /usr/lib/xen-tools/etch.d is from a
> symlink to /usr/lib/xen-tools/debian.d into its own set of files, and
> have 55-create-dev apt-get udev. I'm not aware of the problems
> associated with udev, though.
Perhaps add that as a role?
# Install udev into the new guest.
if [ -e /usr/lib/xen-tools/common.sh ]; then
echo "Installation problem"
I'd be happy to add that to CVS; but I think that on balance I'd be
reluctant to add udev globally, unless people could confirm that :
a) It is *required* in more cases that I currently know about.
b) It will "mostly" not cause problems.
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