[Fedora-xen] FC4 on a FC5 Xen System

Mito mito at chartermi.net
Tue Jun 6 12:43:36 UTC 2006


I know that FC5 comes with Xen already, and I know that I could have easily
used yum to install it.  The problem is, that using either of those options
I was completely unable to get NAT networking to work, which in my specific
case, was a must-have.

So, I decided to torture myself, and came up with this process (which really
isn't that big of a deal, the most torture is the actual setup of the domU,
the Xen and dom0 setup was pretty painless).  When installing via source,
all I had to do was make sure that the modules needed to run NAT were
included in the kernel, and the NAT networking worked perfectly first try.

Thus, why I kept my walkthrough, and why I have given it as a resource to
those who have had the same problems. Hopefully it will help someone who had
the same difficulties as I had.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen C. Tweedie [mailto:sct at redhat.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 7:35 AM
To: Mito
Cc: 'Eredicator X'; fedora-xen at redhat.com; Stephen Tweedie
Subject: RE: [Fedora-xen] FC4 on a FC5 Xen System


On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 09:23 -0400, Mito wrote:
> I'm still a beginner in the world of Xen, but I did dive in pretty hard
> right away and learned a few good tricks.  This page is a page of notes I
> took for myself for setting up exactly what you're trying to setup, a FC4
> domU on a FC5 dom0.
> http://mitopia.net/index.php/Xen_3.0.2_Setup

I'm wondering why you took such a tortuous route to install xen-3.0.2 on
FC5?  FC5 comes with Xen already included, and 

        # yum install xen
would have installed it for you.  FC5 updates currently carries
xen-3.0.2 versions for both xen and kernel-xen*.

Xen-3.0.2 won't run the early, pre-3.0.0 version of Xen that FC4 used,
so to run FC4 on a FC5 host you will need some helping hands; as you
described, qemu is ideal for that.


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