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Xen 3.0 Virtualization User Guide
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2.1 Prerequisites

The following is a full list of prerequisites. Items marked `$\dag $' are required by the xend control tools, and hence required if you want to run more than one virtual machine; items marked `*' are only required if you wish to build from source.

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A working Linux distribution using the GRUB bootloader and running on a P6-class or newer CPU.
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The iproute2 package.
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The Linux bridge-utils2.1 (e.g., /sbin/brctl)
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The Linux hotplug system2.2 (e.g., /sbin/hotplug and related scripts). On newer distributions, this is included alongside the Linux udev system2.3.
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Build tools (gcc v3.2.x or v3.3.x, binutils, GNU make).
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Development installation of zlib (e.g., zlib-dev).
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Development installation of Python v2.2 or later (e.g., python-dev).
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LATEX and transfig are required to build the documentation.

Once you have satisfied these prerequisites, you can now install either a binary or source distribution of Xen.

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