[CentOS] Problem installing Windows under Xen CentOS 5

Thu Apr 26 15:37:13 UTC 2007
Ioannis Vranos <ivranos at freemail.gr>

Radu Radutiu wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having trouble installing Windows on a fully virtualized VM on
> CentOS 5. The installation hangs on the blue screen saying "Setup is
> starting Windows".
> The hardware is a dual processor dual core AMD Opteron 2218 with 8GB
> RAM and SATA disks, CentoOS 5 i386 will all patches applied. On the
> same machine I have successfully installed two VM's running CentOS 5,
> one paravirtualized and one with full virtualization.
> I have tried to install Windows 2003 server and Windows XP with the
> same result. The installation media are iso images of the Windows MSDN
> DVDs.
> When the installation hangs at the "Setup is starting Windows" screen
> the virt-manager shows 25% cpu utilization for the guest ( I think
> this represents 100% CPU usage for the guest as it has 1 vcpu assigned
> out the maximum 4 vcpus).
> I am running the virt-manager and the virtual machine console over ssh
> as  dom0 has no X server installed.
> Has anyone seen this problem? Any suggestions?

AFAIK, Xen requires the guest OS to support Xen. I don't think we will 
see Windows supporting Xen soon.

And AFAIK MS license agreement requires a separate licensing for Windows 
to be used under any competitive virtual machine, but not for their own 
VM (Virtual PC). Monopoly, Monopoly, Monopoly.