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Re: [Xen-users] HVM install keeps crashing with Centos 5 virt-install

To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] HVM install keeps crashing with Centos 5 virt-install
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 08:54:56 +0000
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Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:
Brian Lavender wrote:
I am trying to install Redhat 6.2 as an HVM guest. Will this work?
First, a question. Have you ever tried to install RH 6.2 on a modern
Intel CPU?
My guess is it wouldn't work. CPU-wise, Xen will pretty much present
whatever CPU present at dom0 to domU. Meaning if it crashed on a real
machine, it would also crash on a HVM guest.

That being said, I believe the earliest RHEL version certified to run as
HVM guest is RHEL3, and the earliest RHEL version certified to run as PV
guest is 4.5.


RH 6.2 is dead. Dead, dead, dead, dead, put a shroud over it and have drinks around it as we remember those late nights taking it out for its first big party.

That being said, it still operates inside of a chroot cage from RHEL 5, as does RedHat 7.3 (which I had to do last year, shudder!) So I don't think the CPU itself is a big issue. The disk drivers, now *that's* another story, there have been significant revisions to the IDE and SCSI drivers since 6.2, and getting a test bench to play with sounds like quite a lot of work.

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