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creating a DomU config file with the kernel and 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 pre-created filesystems you want to use in it since you definitely do not want to give the DomU access to your mbr. creating a DomU config file with the xen Dom-U 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 pre-created filesystems you want to use in it since you definitely do not want to give the DomU access to your mbr.

Dom0

For installing Dom0 you have to

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DomU

You can start d-i in DomU by

creating a DomU config file with the xen Dom-U 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 pre-created filesystems you want to use in it since you definitely do not want to give the DomU access to your mbr.

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 (does the graphical installer have X11 client support?).

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