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Re: [Xen-users] Removing Citrix PV Drivers and then installing GPLPV dri

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Removing Citrix PV Drivers and then installing GPLPV drivers
From: Doug Breshears <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:41:04 -0800
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I'm in the process of migrating XenServer virtuals over to open source Xen. Things are going along really well, except I haven't been able to successfully remove the Citrix Windows PV drivers and then install the GPLPV drivers. After I remove the Citrix PV drivers, the drivers seem like they are gone. I then install the GPLPV drivers, which claim to install successfully, but then the system pops up a message saying it found the Citrix XenSource PV Ethernet adapter again and it wants to install xennet.sys from the XenSource directories (which are no longer there). I've shown it where the new xennet.sys driver is, but that doesn't make it happy. Somewhere in this mix is some old INF file or something that is preventing the GPL drivers from taking over completely.

Any ideas how to really uninstall the Citrix drivers?

Thanks for any help!

Forgive my intrusion here on the topic but may I ask why you are replacing commercially supported drivers with "pre version 1" drivers?
Is the Citrix product actually worse than the OSS product?

I ask because I have been trying to figure out design for a small virtual server system (3-4 boxes with single Quad Core "Commodity" mother boards) to run a mix of both windows and Linux servers. I have been looking hard at Xen (both Citrix and OSS) so I am interested in your thoughts if you would care to provide any.

Doug Breshears.

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