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Re: [Xen-users] New version of GPL PV drivers for Windows

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] New version of GPL PV drivers for Windows
From: John McMonagle <johnm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 11:02:20 -0500
Cc: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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I'm trying some installations of xp and server 2003.

Looks very good so far.
I'd like to try 64 bit XP.
I do not see a driver?
Will the wnet version work?



On Friday 03 April 2009 07:03:55 am James Harper wrote:
> New version with lots of changes and (probably) new bugs. Please read
> this email before installing.
> The downloads can be found at http://www.meadowcourt.org/downloads
> There is now one download per platform/architecture, named as follows:
> gplpv_<chk/fre>_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.msi
> chk is a 'checked' build which contains debug info (please use these if
> you want any assistance in fixing bugs :)
> fre is a 'free' build which contains no debug info
> platform is 'wxp' for XP, 'wnet' for 2003, and 'wlh' for Vista/2008
> arch is 'x86' for 32 bit and 'AMD64' for 64 bits
> Please uninstall any 0.9.x.x or older version completely before
> installing this one. Some users have reported that uninstalling has
> caused problems so make sure you back up your DomU first.
> The major changes are:
> . Using WiX instead of NSIS to build the installer
> . Each platform/arch is in a separate installer
> . As per recent 0.9.x releases, no need for /GPLPV on the boot.ini file
> . Drivers are disabled when booting in safe mode
> . Add /NOGPLPV to the boot.ini file to disable drivers
> . Add /PATCHTPR to the boot.ini file to make XP run faster
> . Hiding of qemu devices with Xen 3.4 (or patched prior version)
> Please make sure your system is backed up before testing, and please
> test on a spare DomU first too - it is possible that the version of Xen
> that ships with your distribution of choice is not compatible with these
> drivers for some reason. Please do let me know if that is the case
> though as I can probably fix it.
> James
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