There are several ways to install MLN, here are the alternatives:
Standalone 'mln setup'
The most basic install is to simply download the MLN tarball and run
./mln setup inside it. The steps are explained in the documentation
section. The result of this install is that the
MLN software and UML will be installed on the system. All the other features
that MLN might handle, such as Logical Volume Management (LVM) and XEN, have
to be installed sepparately. This approach is recommended if you want as
little impact on the system as possible.
Xenify installer script
One step further is the xenify
script, which will
attempt to install a Xen kernel on your system. The xenify script is mostly
tested for Debian based distributions and Ubuntu. Xenify can also download
and install MLN on your system.
Customized Ubuntu Dapper Installer CD
For those who wish to set up a virtualization server from scratch, we
have created a modified ISO of an Ubuntu Dapper Install CD. This CD contains
MLN, UML and Xen and will install everything automatically. It is suitable
for bare-metal installs. The documentation of the cd can be found
A summary of the areas the different installation methods cover: