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Email: orinoko at gmail dot com
Time: 1/7/06 - 21:45:36
I take it that people who have Mobile Centrino chips (like used in the Dell Inspiron 9300) will be left out and cannot use Xen? I was very tempted to do this... I am sick of having a wasted 20gb partition 'dedicated' to xp...
Long live Ubuntu.
Name: Eric the Red
Email: not at home dot com
Time: 2/7/06 - 05:58:54
"I haven't tested the stability that heavily because my laptop has a tendency to restart while running Xen."
Yeah, I'd say it isn't very stable then.
Email: chris13610 at yahoo dot co dot uk
Time: 2/7/06 - 11:32:41
Followed the install on the HowtoForge.com site, then folowed these instructions.
All works up until I type 'xm create winxp'. Xen complains that there is no file called '/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader'. It is right. The file is neither in that location nor anywhere else on the machine.
Spec: Dell 430SC, 512Mb RAM, Pentium D 920, Ubuntu Desktop 64bit Version 6.06, Xen 3.02
Any idea where I should get this file from?
Thanks for the howto.
Time: 2/7/06 - 17:02:52
Did you install Xen 3.0.2 ? I'm not sure whether its in 3.0.1 . If it hasn't been installed correctly the file is in the unpacked install directory in install/usr/lib/xen/boot/hbmloader .
Email: billquinn1 at earthlink dot net
Time: 3/7/06 - 05:45:19
I don't use Xen but VM server does a great job of this. Check for tutorials on the Ubuntu forums. I,m using the Vista beta but XP should work fine as well.
Email: heydonkey at gmail dot com
Time: 4/7/06 - 14:58:35
OT but it appears you use a Vaio.
Would you mind me asking what model and how you find Dapper running on? ACPI etc?
Email: aenertia at aenertia dot net
Time: 16/7/06 - 03:34:29
Okay, big question, can you use an existing windows install. My partner is in Singapore and lo and behold new laptops don't come with instalation media. She has a dell xps 1210 running dapper, and I want to install xen for her... but the big question which I have not seen answered in any of the VT + XP + Xen tutorials floating around is if you can DD or just use an existing windows partition to a) create an image to use or b) access directly.
Also I heard that there is a patch to allow nvidia to work somewhere... any joy with this?
Email: troybargen at gmail dot com
Time: 15/10/06 - 10:55:56
I've got it running with xen 3.0.3 but the mouse doesn't work right.
Sometimes it doesn't even appear. Sometimes it does but it's extremely erratic and pops up all over the place randomly registering clicks like it's on crack.
Name: asian handjob
Email: ssslkd at mail dot com
Time: 19/3/07 - 17:09:52
Email: haircut at gmail dot com
Time: 18/4/07 - 20:45:52
Any idea how to start the Windows domain headless (or if this is even possible with Xen)? It doesn't seem to be able to live without the "HVMXEN" window.
Email: powerade1 at gmail dot com
Time: 2/6/07 - 18:41:34
Email: stuart at polonious dot com dot au
Time: 4/7/07 - 18:44:15
This example seems to focus on a new install of windows XP. I would like to do this sort of thing with an _existing windows XP install. Is this possible with Xen? Do these instructions also apply in this case?
Email: topiarz theroundedthing post dot cz
Time: 9/9/07 - 12:07:56
Well, I fancy Xen, but for ordinary people (I am not one of them) VirtualBOX is the thing for virtualizing windows on linux. Googlefor it, it is free and opensource. Good luck.
Email: primecups_com at gmail dot com
Time: 28/9/07 - 08:57:14
Email: primecups_com at gmail dot com
Time: 28/9/07 - 08:58:44
Email: yjszp at mail dot com
Time: 6/10/07 - 11:18:10
Time: 1/11/07 - 13:06:24
I really wanted to like Xen but just how darned hard do they want to make it on you to get it working with Ubuntu. Gotta love the copious amounts of documentation too. Plus I'm reading that people are having mouse problems, etc. etc.
It's no wonder open source projects die or don't get adopted worth a crap. If it takes 10 hours of research just to get it working and all the parts don't exist harmoniusly, who the hell has the time for that. Most people have other business matters to attend to. VMWare rules!!
Email: mvincent at jojo dot com
Time: 2/11/07 - 16:05:18
Open projects are not crap, but people like you who advertise proprietary projects are in deed BIG CRAP.
Yes you need a certain amount of time to fix things up especially if the project's release is new... but damned, once it's on the road... let's go and dance baby!:)
Time is the sacrifice that the community has to pay to guarantee its freedom. For example who can say now ubuntu is not an alternative for xp and people can't use like they use xp??? NOT true anymore!!!! Even babies can run Ubuntu!!! See, this what TIME and CONTINUOUS efforts produce: A ROCK SOLID SYSTEM.
So if you dislike, go and your crap out of here!
Email: jwbfd at mail dot com
Time: 1/12/07 - 20:26:14
Email: dashford at G mail dot com
Time: 8/1/08 - 16:23:23
"""Time is the sacrifice that the community has to pay to guarantee its freedom."""
And Freedom IS the issue here !!
i have a hp dv9627cl that came "Vista ready"
it has 2 hard disks so i loaded UbuntuStudio on one and tried to replace Vista from the other with XP --- NO GO!! XP cant run it!!!!
ther are no drivers for audio card webcam usb
,yet unknown nvidia chipsets,...etc.etc
so I now run xp on Xen in Ubutu7.10 ---It all worked out of the box except for vnidia 7150M card, i had to enable the propryitary modules for that !
even the cool touch buttons and the remote control work out of the box.
open source is the foundation of free speach and a equalizer of minds and monneys, forcing the self taught and those that can aford education or degrees to compeat 1.1 with other minds
10 hours to some should be worth the same to anyone!!
unless one life is somehow worth more than another ?
that it not the world i want, but because of money it is the world i live in!!
This can change!
(there are more people without than with),
They will end up using the tools built by tool users!
those tools Work!
Email: webmaster at excellservices dot com
Time: 11/2/08 - 09:21:21
zrya ti tak
zrya ti tak
Email: warren at wbgraphy dot com
Time: 5/8/08 - 09:19:29
Thanks for the guide, it was a good start to add a xp domU: my sys details + cfg as follows for anyone as a guide too. The bellow worked smooth, no issues to date, just initial cfg setups.
Asus mobo, 8gig ram, quadcore, nvidia pci express g/c. Nothing else special.
Ubuntu 8.04 - 2.6.24-19-xen
xen 3.2.1 rc1-pre
kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
builder = 'hvm'
memory = 2048
name = "winxp"
vcpus = 2
vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr0' ]
disk = [ 'tap:aio:/home/xen/domains/winxp/WinXP.img,ioemu:hda,w', 'phy:/dev/scd0,ioemu:hdc:cdrom,r' ]
device_model = '/usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm'
Installed and running RDP to is very well now. Thanks again for the pointers.
Email: smoochie at hotmail dot com
Time: 30/10/08 - 10:56:26
mmmm yay for this guide I use xp to run autocad this allows me to run it in a ubuntu environment since wine doesn't work very well yet. thanks for the help!