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Re: [Xen-users] Xen on VMWare

On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 04:50, Petersson, Mats wrote:
> Although Xen should in theory work on VMWare, I would suspect that some
> of the technology used in VMWare expects the OS to behave in a
> particular way, and Xen may well do things that are "unexpected" from
> VMWare's side of things.

For what it's worth, XenDemoCD 2.0.x boots in qemu and loads the Dom0 and 
three DomU - at least in 256 MB of memory.  If I had more base memory, I 
could undoubtedly get all four DomU booting with an X Window System.

Wesley Parish
> For example, Xen will use almost the entire GDT, which may well be a
> case of VMWare also wanting to use the upper parts of the GDT. That's
> just one thing of many that Xen would like to have full control over,
> and VMWare would conflict with.
> --
> Mats
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ian W
> Sent: 14 November 2005 15:29
> To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-users] Xen on VMWare
> Hi,
> I'm new to Xen and I'm trying to install Xen2.0 on VMWare Workstation
> 4.5.
> The host OS is Fedora Core 3. I downloaded the Xen source and did a
> 'make
> world' and 'make install' followed by 'mkinitrd' for the initial ram
> disk. I
> also disabled TLS.
> I configured the grub.conf file and the rebooted the system.
> I get a bunch of (XEN) messages at startup, probably meaning Xen is
> starting, then mounts the filesystem and starts INIT.
> I get to the 'Welcome to Fedora..'
> starting dev...    [OK]
> starting hardware...
> At this point the screen goes blank and VMWare pops a message:
> "VMWare Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
> ASSERT F(554): 1448 bugNr=3743
> ..."
> Any help would be most welcome.
> Thanks!
> -Ian
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