Installing the Xen Software
When doing a fresh install of Fedora Core 6, you can specify that Xen should be installed by selecting Xen in the Base Group in the installer.
If you already have a Fedora Core 6 system installed, you can install the Xen kernel and tools by running the following command:
This installs the required packages and their dependencies. 'kernel-xen' contains the Xen-enabled kernel for both the host and guest operating systems as well as the hypervisor. Also, the 'xen' package will be installed, which contains the user-space tools for interacting with the hypervisor.
Once this is done, there should be an entry in the file /boot/grub/grub.conf for booting the xen kernel. The xen kernel is not set as the default boot option.
To set GRUB to boot with kernel-xen by default, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and set the default to the xen kernel:2
This is an example /boot/grub/grub.conf configured to boot into the Xen hypervisor:
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2784.fc6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2784.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2784.fc6xen)
module /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2784.fc6xen root=LABEL=/1