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Re: [Xen-users] Preferred DISTRO

I would say CentOS plus the gitco repo(http://www.gitco.de/repo/)

On 1 March 2010 08:09, Luke Carrier <luke.carrier@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Not sure about Debian, but I know Ubuntu isn’t ideal for Xen any more because of the presence of GRUB2 – the new boot loader doesn’t support passing certain command lines and the current multiboot implementation breaks the method Xen uses to load the Dom0 kernel – you can’t use Ubuntu 9.10 Server with Xen. Fedora doesn’t ship with a working Xen Dom0 kernel in its repositories, though I believe it may be possible to compile one yourself.


Personally, I use CentOS as our Dom0 (and DomU, mostly) OS and have run into very few issues. Installing Xen is as simple as using Yum...it’s an ideal place to start, plus the community is huge so it’s easy to diagnose issues and get advice from fellow users.


Hope this helps,



From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paolo Rivetti
Sent: 28 February 2010 23:22
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Subject: [Xen-users] Preferred DISTRO


I have to create a system based on Xen virtualization. I entrust myself those who have experience in the field.
What is the preferred distribution to install Xen hypervisor? 
Debian, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu?

Installing a distribution on x86_64 Xen hypervisor (dom0), you can install a PV guest with x86 architecture (domU), not HVM?

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