[CentOS-docs] new page? - Virtualization/Install MS Windows XP as a CentOS5/Xen guest

Wed Apr 22 16:06:45 UTC 2009
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:48 AM, Ed Heron <Ed at heron-ent.com> wrote:
> From: "Manuel Wolfshant", Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:36 PM
>> No GUI is needed on the server. One only needs to make sure that
>> virt-viewer can be used (which happens if your remote workstation has an
>> X server + you install xorg-x11-xauth on the the server running Xen. ssh
>> X forwarding takes care of the rest).
>  Let's just say, I'm in a limited environment and this is not an option at
> the moment.  I think there is some value in a wiki page documenting the
> method of creating a WinXP Xen guest using the command-line.  Considering
> the various pages I've run into while collecting info to produce my process,
> I'm not the only one trying to do this.  Besides, if we are trying to
> convert Windows administrators, we have to keep it simple.  (I am not
> suggesting that Windows admins are not smart.  Just that we need to make the
> learning curve manageable.)

It's true that we do not want to repeat topics already available in
the published documents.  However, if there is an offer to write a new
article and it has to go through discussion / debates this much, that
is a good sign (to me) that the write-up is worth it.  As we all know,
having something in the wiki has its own advantages; anyone can add /
improve / update the information there.  Notes that are unique to
CentOS could be added. This is not possible with static documents.

So, I would say, "go for it" at this point in the thread.  Also, if
this goes to a lengthy discussion, it would discourage other people
who are thinking of contributing to the wiki.  We do not want to scare
them away.  We want to encourage anyone who wants to donate their time
and effort.

Just my $0.02 worth,