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.