Explore Xen virtualization with Xen Live CD

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Mrkvonic, Jul 28, 2011.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    Do you fancy Xen, but don't have the courage, the expertise or the right resources to try? No worries. I have written an article introducing Xen Live CD, which allows testing a preconfigured Xen virtualization setup on top of Debian 5 Lenny in a live session.


  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Hi Mrk,

    When I used the command, dd if=livecd-xen-3.2-0.8.2-i386.iso of=/dev/sde to burn the Xen .iso image to a plugged in (unmounted) unformatted 8GB USB flash drive, and used the plopbootmgr .iso burned to CD to transfer control to the USB for booting - all I got was one line of progress dots + a few more on the second line and then nothing. This was the same output I got with the quantOS .iso, quantos-201101.iso, burned to an 8GB USB in the same way.

    Is there another way to burn the .iso image for Xen to an USB that I should be following? For example, should the USB be formatted or unformatted, have an MBR or not, and have a partition or not formatted to a particular filesystem specification type?

    Note: The TAILS .iso, tails-i386-0.7.2.iso, works (boots up properly) via using the dd command as referenced above via the plop boot mgr, but not these two (xen and quantOS).


    -- Tom
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