[CentOS-virt] Question on best way of configuring this

Sun Mar 2 19:42:18 UTC 2008
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

I have a Windows XP machine that I don't use very often, but I leave it
powered up because once in a blue moon I need to remotely access it (eg
from work), and to keep the Antivirus software up to date.  When I do use
it at the console I'm mostly doing basic video editting or transcoding
(eg from transferred TiVo content).  I sometimes play older games on it
(eg Carmaggedon or Worms 2; I'm not into Warcrack, or City Of Heros or
anything that needs a super-duper gaming card).

I also have an aging Linux machine.  This is my main workstation,
although I primarily access it as a server (ssh into it, screen).  I do
occaisionally use the console as an X display, eg when scanning stuff
or previewing my nroff documents before sending them to the printer.
This machine has all my email, runs leafnode etc etc.

What I'd like to do is run them both as virtual instances on a new
machine (quad core duo) I've ordered.  What I would really like to have
is something like the dom0 being on tty0, map the Linux domU consoles
to tty1->5, allow the Linux domU X server to run fullscreen on tty6,
and have the windows GUI appear fullscreen on tty7.

I really don't want to remotely access the windows GUI (it makes video
editting harder, and game playing almost impossible), and would want to
avoid displaying it inside another X session.  Ideally it'd feel like a
"real" machine.

Does this sound like a feasible option?