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I'm trying to install server on a fresh Ubuntu server 10.10 installation.

When I try:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-xen-server


ubuntu-xen-server : Depends : xen-tools but it is not installable

and if I try:

sudo apt-get install xen-tools


Package 'xen-tools' has no installation candidate

Can you give me some advice?

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When you say "no luck" an error would help. What do you see if you enter sudo aptitude search xen? – Cry Havok Oct 28 '10 at 15:37
thanks and sorry for the poor explanation. The search command gives me the ubuntu-xen-server package but not the xen-tools. I have also xen-hypervisor and xen-utils. – tommasop Oct 29 '10 at 9:18
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Xen 4:

Step 1: Open a terminal and enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ukplc-team/xen-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-xen-server

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While this will potentially solve OP's problem, it would be helpful to include a more explicit explanation of what your commands do. – BE77Y Oct 6 '15 at 10:01

I have tried tried under Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat have to install Xen for virtualization, I was very surprised because I APT-GET brought the message that the package "xen-tools" was not found. I then looked in Synaptic, since the package was not available. In the package xen-tools sources have been either forgotten or replaced by a new package. In this case, the developer would then forget the dependencies to strip properly. The experiment package from the Debian package management failed as well, because the version was too outdated there. Next, I will maybe been on the Xen tools web page, and there it is a Debian package in version 4.2, which lies to install it without problems on Ubuntu 10.10. Here is the link to the website: there, you download the following package: Debian package: xen-tools_4.2-1_all.deb - 254k (MD5: e315aad0528784350134b0b517b70649) and installed it. Then you can via Synaptic or apt-get then install "ubuntu-xen-server" or "ubuntu-xen-desktop" problem.

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On Ubuntu server 10.10 the xen-tools package is not available.

You can either install xen-hypervisor and xen-utils or try a completely different approach

using the xen-cloud ISO.

If your choice is the first one don't install an ext4 partition or you will find some extra troubles along the way.

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Here you find how to install xen-server on Ubuntu 10.10:

Xen funktioniert unter Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 nicht – gelöst

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Deutch is not my mother tongue but I think I can get the overall meaning, if you understand it can you translate the main steps please? – tommasop Nov 8 '10 at 10:13

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