Hello all, I am new to Xen; I followed a few techtips/technotes from How2forge and other linux sites to walk me through configuring the following: - proper installation of xen kernel on a CentOS 5.1 server - booting into the xen kernel and checking the Dom0 (all is fine): [root at dataserv3 /]# xm list Name ID Mem(MiB) VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 0 1737 2 r----- 1155.0 - Next instructions that attempt to walk me through installing my first guest OS via "virt-install" and/or "virtual manager" - both allowed me to get to the point of where the guest DomU is created ... and it's at 12%; the CLI install process tells me to access the console - but I am unable to console into the new guest DomU. xm list now shows: -------------------- xm list Name ID Mem(MiB) VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 0 1737 2 r----- 1155.0 centos50 2 255 1 ------ 0.0 xm console centos50 gives me an error: xm console centos50 xenconsole: Could not read tty from store: No such file or directory While running the Virtual Machine Mgr GUI - when I click on my guest DomU - its console window appears gray with a message "The console is currently unavailable". Questions: 1. Is there a link or some paper that I may have missed that outlines potential issues in configuring Xen guest machines using virt-install and/or Virtual Machine Mgr? 2. Any thoughts as to what steps or packages did I miss so that I am not getting a console? thanks in advance. - aspasia. -- A S P A S I A . . . . . . . . . . ..