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Xen dom0 Sarge to Etch upgrade
Posted by eric on Mon 30 Apr 2007 at 10:49
Hi!

Has anyone upgraded a Xen dom0 from Sarge to Etch? and got some interesting information about this upgrade?

 

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Re: Xen dom0 Sarge to Etch upgrade
Posted by Steve (62.30.xx.xx) on Tue 1 May 2007 at 22:28
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I will be updating my Xen hosting machine tomorrow .. if there are any gotchas I'll let you know!

Steve

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Re: Xen dom0 Sarge to Etch upgrade
Posted by peterhoeg (193.163.xx.xx) on Wed 2 May 2007 at 11:32
I upgraded my dom0 from sarge (with a few extra packages from backports.org) to etch and it was completely painless.

I had to review a number of configuration files, but otherwise it was all ok.

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Re: Xen dom0 Sarge to Etch upgrade
Posted by eric (194.2.xx.xx) on Thu 3 May 2007 at 09:32
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I have finally migrated a minor (i.e. not critical) Xen server. No real problems, just minor ones :
  • the migration installed the xen-hypervisor package with PAE installed. I thought PAE was for high-memory systems, so I removed it and installed the non-PAE one. Xen never boot, complaining about PAE not on Xen, but on dom0. I didn't search a lot about this problem, but the reinstallation of the package solved it
  • domUs can't boot because of the vmlinuz and initrd versions specified in their conf files!! easily solved :)
  • don't forget to enable your network in the Xen configuration file ;-)

So, apart from 'custom' errors, no real problems, I just followed the guidelines from the debian.org site. Now, I can work on another Xen dom0 migration, and on my domU sarge installations.

:eric:
http://blog.sietch-tabr.com

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