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Xen 3.0 Virtualization User Guide
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3.1 Booting Domain0

After installation and configuration is complete, reboot the system and and choose the new Xen option when the Grub screen appears.

What follows should look much like a conventional Linux boot. The first portion of the output comes from Xen itself, supplying low level information about itself and the underlying hardware. The last portion of the output comes from XenLinux.

When the boot completes, you should be able to log into your system as usual. If you are unable to log in, you should still be able to reboot with your normal Linux kernel by selecting it at the GRUB prompt.

The first step in creating a new domain is to prepare a root filesystem for it to boot. Typically, this might be stored in a normal partition, an LVM or other volume manager partition, a disk file or on an NFS server. A simple way to do this is simply to boot from your standard OS install CD and install the distribution into another partition on your hard drive.

To start the xend control daemon, type

# xend start

If you wish the daemon to start automatically, see the instructions in Section 4.1. Once the daemon is running, you can use the xm tool to monitor and maintain the domains running on your system. This chapter provides only a brief tutorial. We provide full details of the xm tool in the next chapter.

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