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Re: [Xen-devel] New to Xen - howto, distributions, kernels

> Hi, I have never used Xen. I wonder how difficult it is to install it on a
> Linux box (x86). Can I just recompile the kernel on a Red Hat distribution
> (2.4) allready installed? 

Yes, you'll need to copy xen.gz and vmlinuz-2.4.26-xen0 on to
your /boot partition and add a new grub config entry. (See REAME.CD)

> Will this partition then be the "host" for all
> the guest OSes?


> Can I use the same kernel on all distributions? (that is:
> can I use the Xen kernel which is modified to run on Xen on all Linux
> distributions as guest: Debian, Red Hat, Suse etc.)

Yes. Its possible that some installations might rely on things
like 'devfs' that aren't compiled into the default build of
Linux-xen, but you could enable these in the normal way (or just
edit you /etc/fstab).


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