I finally have Xen 2.0.7 booting on my home test server. Xen is an open-source virtualization system, sort of like VMWare. I’ve been half-heartedly trying to get it to work on this system since March, but the hardware is a bit weird, and Xen versions before 2.0.6 didn’t want to boot at all on it. I could get the Xen 2.0.6 CD to boot, mostly, but it kept dying with weird errors when I tried to boot from the hard drive, and I didn’t have enough time to debug it. Xen 2.0.7 finally seems to work right.

I’m planning on setting up a couple virtual machines today, hopefully everything will keep working. I need a couple test hosts for various Typo-related activities, plus some development space for my little virtualization project.