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Install Xen 3 from Scratch on Debian Sarge using Backports

Introduction to Backports http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backport

Debian Backports are created to allow newer software run on existing systems.

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.backports.org/debian/ sarge-backports main

vi /etc/apt/preferences

Package: *
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 200 

Package: xen-3.0
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 999

Package: linux-2.6
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 999

Package: xen-tools
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 999

Package: udev
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 999

Package: lsb
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 999

Package: module-init-tools
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 999

Package: grub
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
Pin-Priority: 999

Note that for Backports, we can specify which packages can be used from backports. The dependencies are figured out from Documents and trial & error.

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