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Re: [Xen-users] Newbie need help windows server 2008 on XEN in Linux fai

To: Aeliana <phdstudent@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Newbie need help windows server 2008 on XEN in Linux fails to start
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 15:37:13 +0300
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On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 10:47:15AM -0700, Aeliana wrote:
> Hello,
> I need help with a windows server 2008 or windows in general using in XEN:
> Host: 
> CentOS 5.3 Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-128.el5xen #1 SMP Wed Jan 21
> 11:12:42 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> /dev/sda1      /home/alina/win-c/     ntfs-3g  ro,umask=0222,defaults 0 0
> /dev/sda2      /home/alina/win-e/     ntfs-3g  rw,umask=0000,defaults 0 0
> /dev/sdb1      /home/alina/win-d/     ntfs-3g  rw,umask=0000,defaults 0 0
> The windows 2008 is installed on /dev/sda1 ,
> [root@localhost xen]# xm create win2008
> Using config file "./win2008".
> Error: Kernel image does not exist: /etc/xen/hvmloader
> Please tell me how can I run win2008 in Linux with XEN, I'm completely dummy
> in it.

Well, does /etc/xen/hvmloader file exist? Sounds like a wrong/bad path to me..

I think it is: /usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader

Also, I think you need to _install_ another copy of Windows 2008, and not
use the already installed one.

The Xen HVM guest/VM will have a different hardware compared to running
Windows on baremetal (without Xen), so you can't really use the same
installation both ways.

Also, you might need to have newer Xen version for Windows 2008, if it
doesn't work with the default Xen 3.1.2 in CentOS 5.3.

Here you can find RPMs of Xen 3.3 and Xen 3.4 for centos5:

But yeah, first fix the hvmloader path issue..

-- Pasi

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