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UltraSoul 03-15-2008 11:17 PM

How to install winxp on Linux via Xen
 
Hi, All

I have xen3.1.0 installed on FC7.
I followed here to instal winxp on Xen+FC7.

However, I found my cpu does not support FullVirtualization which means I can not install winxp because no vmx flag on /proc/cpuinfo. some sites
suggests to check whether bios has enabled VT. But I do not know how to
check it or the cpu can not support installing winxp on linux via xen. pls advise.

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1606.062
cache size : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush d
ts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl est
tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips : 4018.62
clflush size : 64

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1606.062
cache size : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush d
ts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl est
tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips : 4018.62
clflush size : 64

oskar 03-16-2008 06:49 AM

Any particular reason why you want to use xen? I think relatively few people are using it to run windows... I would go with Virtualbox. I'm using it, and I can't see how it could get much better. (except for 3d stuff)

scheidel21 03-16-2008 02:48 PM

Check intels website for your processor, my C2D 5300 doesn't support VT. If it supports VT then look at your bios options.

archtoad6 05-01-2008 08:30 AM

See:
http://www.google.com/linux?q="/proc...VT flag&num=10

Item #7 (when I ran it just now):
Appendix A. Lab 1
Shows (in Google, no click necessary):
Code:

egrep -e 'vmx|svm' /proc/cpuinfo
as the way to detect Intel-VT or AMD-V support.

Since I don't see "vmx" in your "flags:" line, I believe your CPU lacks this feature.


Why use Xen? In one word: "freedom"
The one Debian developer I know rejects VirtualBox as not "pure", i.e. libre, enough. Specifically, he objects to the terms under which the code he won't be contributing would flow back to the company & its commercial product.

oskar 05-02-2008 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by archtoad6 (Post 3138709)
Why use Xen? In one word: "freedom"
The one Debian developer I know rejects VirtualBox as not "pure", i.e. libre, enough. Specifically, he objects to the terms under which the code he won't be contributing would flow back to the company & its commercial product.

The OSE version is entirely GPL'ed code.
By that logic he should refuse to contribute to any open source project, because they all contribute to companies like RedHat, Novell, Sun - any company that chooses to use it.

archtoad6 05-02-2008 07:18 AM

I think the key is here,
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Licensing_FAQ:
Quote:

3. How can VirtualBox be both open source and commercially licensed?

This is called "dual licensing". Since innotek held all the copyrights to the VirtualBox code, or is at least permitted to relicense code that is owned by external contributors or other parties, we are free to choose the terms under which we license the code to our customers, or the open source community.
Sun/Innotek may release the OSE ver. under GPL 2, but there is still a commercial ver. to which this friend does not want relicense any code that would not be exclusively GPL'd.


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