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we are currently using Xen to virtualize our servers. We found out that our backup solution (Acronis Backup and Recovery virtual Edition) does not support Xen virtualized guests. Citrix XenServer (which is NOT Xen) is officially supported but only works with version 5.0 of XenServer. Therefore we have two options now:

Switch to XenServer 5.0 Throw out Acronis Backup solution and find another one. We are more comfortable with 1. but we cannot install any modern linux on it. The problem is that the boot cd does not boot. We see the following:

Boot Device cdrom - success.

ISOLinux 4.01 Debian 20100714 ETCD Copyright .... etc Loading Bootlogo ...


Thats it. the machine stops after that. So here is my question:

How can I install a modern Ubuntu on XenServer 5.0?

Thanks in advance for your answers.



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When you say "switch to XenServer 5.0" what version are you currently running? From everything I've read, you are going to have fun trying to get it running on anything under 5.5. Sorry I can't be of any more help, we recently decommissioned our XS farm and moved to VMware. –  LukeR Feb 2 '11 at 9:54
Thanks for your answer. We are currently running Xen. Not the Citrix Xen with all that gui stuff. Just Xen with a console. We have only 3 servers, so switching to a very expensive solution like VMWare is not cost-effective for us. –  Arne Feb 2 '11 at 10:03

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