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Re: [Xen-users] Which OS is *most* supported for host os?

  • To: "David Frascone" <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Henning Sprang" <henning_sprang@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 17:28:53 +0100
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On 2/5/07, David Frascone <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 So -- There's no, "Xen won't work on SomeCheezyDistro at all" nonsense . .
there might be gotcha's, but it'll pretty much work, with some possible
hacking, on any distro?

Depends on what you want to do.
I tried SuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian as Dom0 and DomU. All
basically work, but when it comes to cross-distribution functionality,
Fedora is last and SuSE second last. I mean with that: on Debian and
Ubuntu it's mostly painless to install another distribution as DomU,
while on Fedora I have major headaches getting SuSE to work, and even
bigger headaches getting Debian to work. On SuSE I head some headaches
get Fedora to work. Fedora has only a PAE enabled Xen, whcih does not
work with netbsd DomU image, that is without PAE. but that might
change. (either by netBSD also prociding a pae-enabled kernel, or by
Fedora providing pae and pae-less packages.

Ah, SuSE only delivers python 2.5 by default, so XenSource Binary
packages don't work there - either one would need to find a way to
install python 2.4, or compile from sources, then the newer python
version seems to work well.


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