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Re: [Xen-users] No vmx flag, and no vnc

To: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] No vmx flag, and no vnc
From: "David Henningsson" <launchpad.web@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:18:36 +0100 (CET)
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> On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 10:25:38AM +0100, David Henningsson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm stuck in my attempts to get xen up and running.
>> I selected Debian Lenny as base as I'm a bit more familiar with
>> Debian/Ubuntu than with the other Linux distros. Uname -r =
>> 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64. Xen version should be 3.2-1. Guest is Windows Server
>> 2008 R2.
> First of all you might have hard time getting 2008R2 working on Xen 3.2.
> 2008R2 didn't exist when 3.2 was released.
> Xen has has a lot of fixes and improvements after version 3.2.

Thanks for your answer, Pasi. Meanwhile we have also discovered that if we
try Ubuntu 9.10 (with kernel 2.6.31) the vmx flag is indeed present.
However, Ubuntu has no xen kernel. :-( I could try to build it myself, but
it seems a bit hairy according to

I have read http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenDom0Kernels/ which is a
good source of information but I have a hard time picking distro. To start
with, what minimum versions (of Xen hypervisor, and Linux kernel) would
you recommend if you want to run 2008R2?

// David

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