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Old 05-09-2007, 03:07 AM   #1
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Xen, Ubuntu, and Windows 2003 Server


Has anyone installed Windows Server 2003 using Xen and Ubuntu?

Does installing Windows on Xen require a processor with VT support? I have a machine that is 2 years old without VT.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 03:50 AM   #2
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If you want to use Windows as a guest system on xen your prozessor needs VT. Because without VT Xen is not able to run Systems without modifications. In Windows you arenīt able to modify anything.
If you want to use a Windows 2003 Server in Dual boot mode and use more than one Linux distribution with Xen it should be no problem.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
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For my use, it seems I will need to use VMware Server then.

I have a machine that must be running Linux. So my question then changes to...

If I have a Linux Server and I want to install Windows 2003 Server with VmWare, do I need X-Windows for the install? I'm not sure how I would do the install any other way unless I built it on another machine and then moved it over to the server...hey, that's a good idea!
 
Old 05-10-2007, 01:31 AM   #4
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If you could use a "real VMWare Server" then it is no problem, because your "base system" is VMWare and there you could install whatever you want, because not system knows from each other. If you are using a Linux Server and a VMWare running on this server, Iīm not sure if it is possible to run VMWare without X-Server because you need a GUI to administrate your VMWare for starting, stopping changing hardware and so on. But you could use a very light weight window manager.
I hope it helps
 
Old 05-10-2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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Further research reveals that there is a vmware console client you run from another computer to see the GUI for install.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 05:29 PM   #6
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you can install VMWare on the command line and use the desktop/server version on a remote computer to manage it
i did it before and have some old notes on this page
http://chitro.wiki.xs4all.nl

i found the performance slightly slugish and have used Xen ever since but depending on your needs it might do
 
  


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