[CentOS] Using XEN to install Windows XP as guest on CentOS 5 as host ?

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at uni-x.org
Sat Feb 6 15:00:46 UTC 2010


Am 06.02.2010 07:21, schrieb Hadi Motamedi:

> Dear All
> I want to use XEN to install Windows XP as guest on CentOS 5 as host . I tried as the followings :
> #yum install xen virt-manager kernel-xen
> #chkconfig xend on
> #reboot
> Then I booted my CentOS server using XEN kernel . I tried as the followings :
> #virt-manager &
> But when continuing to create the virtual machine , under Installation Method menu , I cannot select 'local install media (cdrom)' and just the Network install tree is highlighted . So I tried to reach the desired one , by issuing as the followings :
> #virt-install --paravirt --name WindowsXP --ram 128 --file /vm --location /mnt/cdrom
> But it didn't get through as well . Can you please let me know how can I do it correctly ?
> Thank you

Windows can only be a fully virtualized guest on Xen.

http://centos.org/docs/5/html/Virtualization-en-US/task-virt-lab1.html

Alexander



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