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


I like your answer.  I've been fighting with Fedora6 getting DomU's of a
variety of distro's working and a variety of Fedora people kept telling
me that it was a Xen problem.  I switched over to rPath Dom0 and it
worked without any problems (same images wouldn't work with Fedora6).

I think it might be useful in the future to poll the group to ask what
they have working and not working each time the xen or distro image
changes and posting this information into the wiki for reference.  

I'd love to have the distro people prove it wrong (but their answers
thus far have only applied to how to get their DomU's working).



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Henning
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 8:29 AM
To: David Frascone
Cc: Marduk; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Which OS is *most* supported for host os?

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
> 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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