The Perfect Xen 3.0.3 Setup For Debian Sarge - Page 6
5 Installing The Binary Package
Run the following commands:
apt-get remove exim4 exim4-base lpr nfs-common portmap pidentd pcmcia-cs pppoe pppoeconf ppp pppconfig
5.1 Install Xen
Then download xen-3.0.3_0-install-x86_32.tgz from http://www.xensource.com/xen/downloads/dl_303tarballs.html, unpack it, and run the install script:
Now Xen is installed. In order to start the Xen services at boot time, do the following:
update-rc.d xend defaults 20 21
We need a ramdisk for our new Xen kernel, therefore we do the following:
apt-get install libhtml-template-perl libparse-recdescent-perl
(The original yaird package was located in http://backports.org/debian/pool/main/y/yaird/, but was removed in the meantime, so I've made the package available under http://downloads.howtoforge.com/files/yaird_0.0.12-8bpo1_i386.deb.)
mkinitrd.yaird -o /boot/initrd.img-22.214.171.124-xen 126.96.36.199-xen
The last command creates the ramdisk /boot/initrd.img-188.8.131.52-xen.
Next we add our new kernel to Grub, our bootloader. Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, and before the line ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST add the following stanza:
Make sure that /dev/hda6 is your / partition. Keep in mind what I said about Grub and partitioning in chapter 1! I added max_loop=255 to the module line to make sure that enough loop devices are available because or virtual machines will be mounted as loop devices.
Now reboot the system:
shutdown -r now
At the boot prompt, Grub should now list Xen 3.0.3 / XenLinux 2.6 as the first kernel and boot it automatically. If your system comes up without problems, then everything is fine!