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http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-users/2006-09/msg00966.html (dd. 20070930) I know, it's not d-i related, but your best bet on using xen on debian/etch since the problems with xen-unstable.

Dom0

For installing Dom0 you have to

http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-users/2006-09/msg00966.html (dd. 20070930) I know, it's not d-i related, but your best bet on using xen on debian/etch since the problems with xen-unstable.

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DomU

You can start d-i in DomU by

creating a DomU config file with the xen DomU kernel and the initrd from the netboot images (http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-i386/beta3/images/netboot/netboot.tar.gz) and granting the DomU (or user-domain) read/write acces to some empty pre-created filesystems you want to use in it since you definitely do not want to give the DomU access to your mbr. You need to copy the DomU kernel's /lib/modules/<version> to the initrd.

It works, I did this some months ago with the 3.0.1 xen version from backports.org, but am unable to reproduce due to the current state of the xen software on etch and backports.org. Waiting for http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-xen-devel/2006-September/000739.html, I suppose :-(

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DomU graphical

I guess it must be possible to do this, maybe in a similar way as the DomU, through the xen native vnc support or in a straight X11 session over a network connection with the ssh console option (does the graphical installer have X11 client support?).

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