This tutorial contains step-by-step instructions for installing Xen 3.0 from precompiled binaries in Ubuntu Dapper Drake. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (UNIX-like operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called ‘virtual machines’ or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other.
Xen 3.0 In Ubuntu 6.06
Submitted by falko 2006-06-18 Ubuntu 7 Comments
Really it is much easier to setup new Xen domains using the Xen-tools software available in the universe.
Also the suggested route to increase the number of loopback devices seems very strange. It should just be a matter of creating a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ as described here:
I could talk days about what rocks about Xen (and be it in Ubuntu, Fedora or anywhere else), but there is too much talk about it already.
Lets say what really sucks about Xen (it is not Xen fault). NVIDIA or ATI DRIVERS THAT DON’T SUPPORT XEN0. So far this is the only set back for me, but it is a cutthroat feature on my development machines.
What an ugly choice:
Xen and no 3D, or 3D and no Xen. Well, this plain sucks. At least servers don’t need graphic and Xen rocks there. But Xen is very usable for development too, maybe even more.
Great news! I waited for such a tutorial for quite some time.
Why not just use VMWare?