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Re: [Xen-users] ERROR: Toolstack not specifed and nothing detected, bailing out!

On Fri, 2013-05-03 at 14:44 +0100, Simon Jones wrote:
> I have just installed Xen by following
> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_Beginners_Guide
> All in all pretty good, however it mentions using the xl toolset but
> when I first installed only the xm toolset would work.

Some of that wiki page strikes me as a bit odd, it looks a bit like
someone has done a search and replace xm->xl without considering the
context (Debian Squeeze, which uses xm by default)

Which Debian release are you using? If you are using Squeeze then IMHO
you should stick with xm.

You might have better luck with: http://wiki.debian.org/Xen 

>  This was great for creating linux based domains but it gave me an
> error about hvm when I tried creating a Windows domain.

If on Squeeze did you install the qemu-dm-xen package?

> I then apt-get install xen-tools-common and edited /etc/default/xen to
> specify the xl toolset, rebooted and tried again.  This time when
> doing xl info the system returned:

Do you mean xen-utils-common? xen-tools-common is not a package which
exists in Debian and xen-tools is a 3rd party set of utilities for
working with Xen once you have it installed and working.

Even if you meant xen-utils-common I'm a bit confused what you have done
here, are you trying to mix and match an installation from source with
the Debian binary package xen-tools-common? That isn't going to work,
xen-tools-common is for use with the Debian binary package of Xen.

If you are installing from Debian packages only then I don't understand
why you needed to install xen-tools-common by hand, since it should have
been pulled in by the dependencies when you install the xen-linux-system

Likewise I don't see how you were able to remove xen-utils-common
without also removing other critical xen packages.


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