Xen With Graphical User Interface On A Fedora 7 Desktop - Page 2
In the following windows you are asked for the URL of your install media - you can insert a http link, ftp link or local directory. Additionally you can insert the path to a kickstart file. Further details about kickstart can be found at http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/ch-kickstart2.html. I chose Fedora 7 for the virtual machine - use a system of your choice. For example, the installation files for Fedora 7 can be found at http://fedora.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/fedora/linux/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os/.
Now select a location for your virtual machine - this can be a own partition or a file somewhere on your system. I chose /home/xen/fedora_7 with a size of 10000MB:
In the next window you have the choice between a virtual network or a shared physical network device for the virtual machine. I chose the virtual network. Note: You can edit the settings for the virtual networks in the menu.
Next step is to allocate ressources to the virtual machine. You have to define the startup memory, maximum memory and the number of virtual CPUs. For performance reasons, the number of virtual CPUs should not be greater than the number of logical CPUs on the host system.
The summary of your choices is the last window before the installation:
Afterwards the installation will start with downloading the basic installation files...
...and go ahead with creating the storage file and the domain.
After this step, the proper installation of the virtual machine will start:
Now, when the installation is finished, you can edit the virtual machine settings in the corresponding menu by right-clicking on it:
- Fedora: http://fedoraproject.org
- Fedorawiki (en): http://www.fedorawiki.com
- Fedorawiki (de): http://www.fedorawiki.de
- Xen source: http://www.xensource.com
- Xen: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/netos/xen/