Virtualization With Xen On Debian Lenny (AMD64)

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by wiseman, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. wiseman

    wiseman New Member

    For those of us who are running i386, maybe you could expand a little
    on the slight diffrence please?

    (The setup might differ slightly if you are on an i386 system.)


  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Instead of running
    apt-get install xen-hypervisor-3.2-1-amd64 xen-linux-system-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64 xen-utils-3.2-1 xenstore-utils xenwatch xen-shell xen-tools
    you use

    apt-get install xen-hypervisor-3.2-1-i386 xen-linux-system-2.6.26-1-xen-686 xen-utils-3.2-1 xenstore-utils xenwatch xen-shell xen-tools
    And when you run the xen-create-image command, make sure to use --arch=i386 instead of --arch=amd64.
  3. lejmr

    lejmr New Member

    Nice article.
    I am running debian lenny on amd64, as well. But i would like tu run a i386 guest. I would prefer paravirtualized one.

    What I should install on dom0 to run i386 domU.

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Doesn't matter - both i386 and x86_64 dom0s can run an i386 domU.
  5. lejmr

    lejmr New Member

    Thank you. I know, but if I run i386 guest on 64bit dom0 with 64bit kernel then it can be problem, or no?

    Finally I found solution with pygrub, so I run xen kernel from guest. Because to lenny amd64 is not possible install i386 domU kernel.

    Obviously you didnt understand to my problem. Anyway thank you :)
  6. dranach

    dranach New Member


    Hi Lejmr,

    Could you please explain how you made it work with pygrub? I'm looking myself also for a solution. There are indeed some applications which require a 32bit guest.. Unfortunately I would like to stick to my 64bit lenny as a host :)


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