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Re: [Xen-users] K/Ubuntu 11.04 or DEBIAN based ditro and XEN 4.1 - Possible?

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Okay, well, in response to this attempt... can we say there doesnt appear to be
a debian based desktop distro that will happily run XEN 4.0/4.1 without a tremendous
amount of work. The closest Ive come was using Debian Squeeze, which did allow
the creation of a domU and the creation of virtual image that did run using a cli debinstall
method. However, it seems that moving to kernel 2.6.38 wreaks havoc and prevents 
kdm/kde 4.6 from running, however kernel 2.6.39 from debian testing and XEN 4.1 did
actually start and load the kdm / kde desktop to working order, though it somehow broke
xen networking and started tossing networking hotplug issues when trying to start a VM.

As for the call to use KVM.. well we tried that and though it was simple enough to get it
installed and up and running. kvm guests however are rediculously slow to the point of
uselessness, a freebsd 8.2 install as a kvm guest takes upwards of 8 hours to do a simple
buildworld/buildkernel... which is unacceptable. Ive run FreeBSD 8.2 fine on XCP in the lab
and it responds quite normally. So the question is... how does one fix this for debian based
distros ??? Theres has to be someone out there with the "key" or knowledge to achieve this.
So please step forward if there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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