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Re: [Xen-users] Installing redhat 7.2 under debian

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Installing redhat 7.2 under debian
From: "Arie Kraai" <xen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 11:13:36 +0200 (CEST)
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>   I want to install xen to run old versions of redhat (7.2,7.3 etc) on
> my debian sarge machine. Is it actually possible to use xen like a
> virtual machine to do this ? The hardware is very new and will not be
> supported by redhat 7.2, which is why I was thinking of using xen to
> do this.

As long as you need storage and network (so no Xserver, sound support,
etc.), there should be no problem. Create an image of your RedHat 7 system
and start it like any other virtual machine. Be sure your app does not
require the original RH7 kernel!

So far I did not realise that Xen is great for preserving those old
distros, especially if XDMCP runs on them it's a great way to demo Linux
history; where are my Slackware 3 floppies???

Mzzlz, Arie Kraai

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