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Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP installation in domU hangs

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP installation in domU hangs
From: "deepsrini" <dsriniv@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:18:17 -0500 (EST)
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Thanks for you response. I was able to install Windows XP under Xen 3.3.1.

> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 3:56 AM, deepsrini <dsriniv@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 in a domU. The installation seems
>> to
>> start ok, but hangs on the first setup screen
>> Configuration details:
>> Running on Debian Etch OS.
>> Xen: version 3.1.0, built from source
>> CPU: Intel Core2, with VT enabled in BIOS
> You're using a somewhat old version of Xen. I know that on RHEL's Xen
> version (3.1+ with lots of backports) and Xen 3.3.1, WinXP
> installation works fine, so I suggest you try upgrading your Xen
> installation first.
>> disk = [ 'file:/mnt/windisk.img,ioemu:hda,w',
>> 'phy:/dev/cdrom,ioemu:hdc:cdrom,r' ]
> You probably should change "file:" with "tap:aio:", for data
> consistency and performance reasons. Also you might want to remove
> "ioemu:" from disk and vif line if you want to use GPLPV drivers later
> (to drastically improve performance).
> Both should work with the Xen versions I mentioned, but I haven't
> tested it on vanilla Xen 3.1.
>> #usbdevice='tablet'
> You can enable this if you experince mouse pointer problems.
> Regards,
> Fajar

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