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Ether 0.1 Debian Package - BETA

To make Ether a bit easier to install, we've put together a Debian package with precompiled Ether binaries. This is considered a highly beta install package, so you will want to take care about where you install it. Everything should install into /opt/ and work very closely to how Ether does when you compile via source.

Please note that this package contains the Ether patched Xen package. Other than satisfying the package's dependencies, you shouldn't install anything beyond that. This has been tested with a fresh installation of Debian Lenny. Please note that uninstall is currently not implemented.

Thanks to Chris Collord and Daniel Cox for their work on this.

Download the Ether 0.1 Debian Package here

Ether 0.1 Debian package for i386?

Hi Dannyquist,

I am getting the error message while trying to install the deb that it is meant for amd64 platform? Is there a separate link for i386?

Ether only supports 64-bit

Ether only supports 64-bit systems. You might want to read up on it here:

install for Debian 506 with Grub2

Debian 506 amd64 sets up grub2, but the ether.deb package assumes /boot/grub/menu.lst can be modified, else it fails during configuration step. menu.lst is legacy grub file which is not present in grub2 installation.

As a work-around I first created a dummy menu.lst, and after running dpkg --install ether-0.1.deb, I created the correct menu entries in the grub.cfg file in /boot/grub using a script in /etc/grub.d.

After that I was able to reach the boot menu which included the ether-xen choice, but received a boot error saying "You need to load the kernel first". I added the following entry to the above script:

menuentry "NEW Debian GNU/Linux, linux 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64" {
set root=(hd0,1)
search --fs-uuid --set 5c163e75-cf6d-44c5-bcce-0e585d6b449f
multiboot /boot/xen-3.1.0.gz dom0_mem=512M
module /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64 root=UUID=5c163e75-cf6d-44c5-bcce-0e585d6b449f ro
module /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64

and re-ran update-grub.

Then I could boot the xen-ether image, but received the following error message:

Panic on CPU 0:
Early fatal page fault at ...
Reboot in five seconds ...
Unknown interrupt

I could not get the debugging entry recommended by Danny in the ether-devel google group thread to work.

My hardware:

* Processor: Intel i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz quad core
* Memory: 6 GB RAM
* Hard drive: Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARS
* Bios: American Megatrends v 2.61

NX is disabled.

I have someone looking at

We weren't able to reproduce the problem entirely, but I did run into problems with using GRUB on a system with raid controllers. Does your system have this?