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Fedora Core 6: Beauty or Beast? (Part 2)

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Last week I left off with installing Fedora Core 6 and actually booting it up on my test PC. It was a heroic struggle, and I persevered and triumphed. Today I'll review some of FC6's enterprise-worthy features.

"Triumphed" isn't strictly true. Selecting Xen as an installation option presents some traps for anyone who is inexperienced with using it. The first post-installation glitch was networking was all confused because of Xen. Shutting down Xen brought networking back. Then Xen borked multi-booting. So I says to myself, I says . Ah well, that's life on the bleeding edge. After spending a satisfying minute pointing the finger of blame at both of them, I took the easy way out and copied the relevant lines from the Fedora boot menu to the Debian boot menu. I love when copying a few lines into a text file fixes things.

To dodge Xen pitfalls, make the Fedora Xen Wiki your first stop. This tells you everything you need to know to get started.

Xen can be installed with the operating system or you can add it later. FC6 makes it easy to install separately:

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