The Perfect Xen 3.1.0 Setup For Debian Etch (i386) - Page 2

4 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
apt-get install screen ssh debootstrap python python-twisted iproute bridge-utils libcurl3-dev libssl0.9.7


4.1 Install Xen

Then download xen-3.1.0-install-x86_32.tgz from, unpack it, and run the install script:

cd /usr/src
tar xvzf xen-3.1.0-install-x86_32.tgz
cd dist/
mv /lib/tls /lib/tls.disabled

Now Xen is installed. In order to start the Xen services at boot time, do the following:

update-rc.d xend defaults 20 21
update-rc.d xendomains defaults 21 20

We need a ramdisk for our new Xen kernel, therefore we do the following:

depmod 2.6.18-xen
apt-get install yaird

To create the ramdisk, we run

mkinitrd.yaird -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-xen 2.6.18-xen

The last command creates the ramdisk /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-xen.

Next we add our new kernel to Grub, our bootloader. We can do this with one simple command:


Now reboot the system:

shutdown -r now

At the boot prompt, Grub should now list Xen 3.1.0 / Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-xen as the first kernel and boot it automatically:

If your system comes up without problems, then everything is fine!


uname -a

and your new Xen kernel should show up:

server1:~# uname -a
Linux 2.6.18-xen #1 SMP Fri May 18 16:11:33 BST 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
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